On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 11:20:30PM -0800, Jun Sun wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 03:11:18AM +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 05:56:31PM -0800, Jun Sun wrote:
> > > I have been chasing a FPU register corruption problem on a SMP box. The
> > > curruption seems to be caused by FPU emulator code. Is that code SMP
> > > safe?
> > > If not, what are the volunerable spots?
> > >
> > > Just thought I'd check before I dive into it ....
> > In theory the fp emulation code should be MP safe as the full emulation
> > is only accessing it's context in the fp register set of struct
> > task_struct. The 32-bit kernel's fp register switching is entirely broken
> > (read: close to non-existant). Lots of brownie points for somebody to
> > backport that from the 64-bit kernel to the 32-bit kernel and forward
> > port all the FPU emu bits to the 64-bit kernel ...
> Brownie sounds good. :-) So what is the "fp register switching" you are
> referring to? There is set of code related to lazy fpu context switch,
> which seems to be working fine now.
Hmm, I see. The lazy fpu context switch code is not SMP safe.
I see fishy things like "last_task_used_math" etc...