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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 14/28] x86/fpu/xstate: Prevent unauthorised use of dynamic user state
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On Jun 16, 2021, at 12:01, Hansen, Dave <dave.hansen@intel.com> wrote:
> On 6/16/21 11:47 AM, Bae, Chang Seok wrote:
>> Reading XINUSE via XGETBV is cheap but not free. I don't know spending a
>> hundred cycles for this WARN is big deal but this is one of the most
>> performance-critical paths.
> Is XGETBV(1) really a hundred cycles? That seems absurdly high for a
> non-serializing register read.

This was checked to convince the benefit intended by PATCH25 --
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210523193259.26200-26-chang.seok.bae@intel.com/

> If you're really worried, let's put it under X86_FEATURE_DEBUG_FPU or
> something.

Yes. I will also make sure to include comments for this.

Thanks,
Chang
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