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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen/x86: Adjust stack pointer in xen_sysexit

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 11:03:22AM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:

> ...
> The reader surely doesn't remember that this isn't guaranteed to be a
> swapgs instruction on native.  Using:
> would be safer (it would get rid of the SWAPGS_UNSAFE_STACK mess) and
> much clearer.  We could hide *that* behind a macro and no one would be
> confused.  (Well, they'd be confused by the fact that Xen PV handles
> gsbase very differently from native, but that has nothing to do with
> the macro.)
> I think we could convert piecemeal, and I wonder if this new patch for
> 32-bit native on 4.4 (this is needed for 4.4, right?) would be a good
> starting point.  Borislav, what do you think?  Would you be okay with
> adding a Xen PV pseudofeature?

AFAICT, I'd prefer this becomes rather a jump label which gets enabled
on xen. Especially if a single pseudofeature might not be enough,


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