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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 07/13] KVM: Just resync arch fields when slots_arch_lock gets reacquired
On Wed, Oct 20, 2021, Maciej S. Szmigiero wrote:
> On 20.10.2021 01:55, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 20, 2021, Maciej S. Szmigiero wrote:
> > This should probably be a memcpy(), I don't know what all shenanigans the compiler
> > can throw at us if it gets to copy a struct by value.
> Normally, copy-assignment of a struct is a safe operation (this is purely
> an internal kernel struct, so there are no worries about padding leakage
> to the userspace), but can replace this with a memcpy().

I was more worried about the compiler using SIMD instructions. I assume the kernel
build process has lots of guards in place to prevent such shenanigans, but on the
other hand I _know_ mempcy() is safe :-)

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