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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4] XSA-52..54 follow-up

>>> On 04.06.13 at 12:47, George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 06/04/2013 11:45 AM, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 04.06.13 at 12:09, George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 06/04/2013 11:00 AM, Keir Fraser wrote:
>>>> On 04/06/2013 08:58, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> The first patch really isn't as much of a follow-up than what triggered
>>>>> the security issues to be noticed in the first place.
>>>>> 1: x86: preserve FPU selectors for 32-bit guest code
>>>>> 2: x86: fix XCR0 handling
>>>>> 3: x86/xsave: adjust state management
>>>>> 4: x86/fxsave: bring in line with recent xsave adjustments
>>>>> The first two I would see as candidates for 4.3 (as well as
>>>>> subsequent backporting, albeit I realize that especially the first
>>>>> one is non-trivial), while the third is code improvement only,
>>>>> and the fourth is really just cleanup, and hence I'd be fine with
>>>>> deferring them until after 4.3.
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
>>>> I like the patches, 1 & 2 are good bug fixes.
>>>> Acked-by: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxx>
>>>> Patch #1 is quite scary though! I wonder really whether these long-lived
>>>> issues must be fixed right now, let alone backported?
>>> Yeah, I was going to say, with all this tricky code going in, including
>>> this one, and the XSA-55 (?) one that seems to have tons of tricky
>>> changes, whether it might not be a good idea to make sure we have at
>>> least 2 weeks of testing and another test day -- or, delay the test day
>>> Wednesday until we can get all of these in.
>> Agreed, but I don't know what implications delaying a Test Day
>> would have. We certainly don't want to release in a rush with all
>> these new fixes.
>>> Jan, looking at the comments, it seems like 3 and 4 are more about
>>> performance than correctness?  I think those should probably wait until
>>> the 4.4 dev window opens up.
>> Yes, as I also said in the overview description above. The question
>> is really just about the first two to go in right away.
> These seem pretty clearly like things we need to have fixed in the 
> release -- they're the kind of thing that is likely to have potentially 
> nasty, hard-to-track-down side effects.

So together with Ben's most recent reply - do I read the above as
an ack for 4.3?


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