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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 4/9] x86/traps: Enable all exception handler callbacks early

On Sat, Apr 02, 2016 at 01:16:07PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> I have no idea why it was explicitly unsupported, but I'm guessing it
> was just to avoid duplicating the code.  Early "ext" uaccess failures
> are certainly not going to work, but I don't think this is a problem
> -- there's no userspace before trap_init runs, so how exactly is an
> "ext" uaccess going to happen in the first place?
> In any event, if it did happen in older kernels, it would have
> immediately panicked due to that code.  At least with my code it just
> might manage to EFAULT correctly.

Yeah, I was wondering what that early thing meant.

Linus or tip guys probably remember what this whole deal with early
uaccess was about. I'll try to do some git archeology tomorrow.

In any event, it would be a good idea IMO, to hold that situation down
in a comment somewhere. Once we've figured it out...


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