[PATCH v2 2/2] arm64: enable context tracking

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Wed May 7 03:17:09 PDT 2014

On Wed, May 07, 2014 at 12:32:29AM +0100, Larry Bassel wrote:
> Make calls to ct_user_enter when the kernel is exited
> and ct_user_exit when the kernel is entered (in el0_da,
> el0_ia, el0_svc, el0_irq).

Why only these entry points? I can reschedule after any exception from EL0,
so I'd expect all exceptions from userspace to need annotating, no?

> These macros expand to function calls which will only work
> properly if el0_sync and related code has been rearranged
> (in a previous patch of this series).
> In order to avoid saving registers, the slow syscall path
> is forced (as x86 does).

... and if you decide to handle undef exceptions, I think you'll need
the register saving too, in case the kernel needs to perform emulation.


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