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Subject[PATCH v5 24/28] x86/fpu/xstate: Use per-task xstate mask for saving xstate in signal frame
Entering a signal handler, the kernel saves xstate in signal frame. The
dynamic user state is better to be saved only when used. fpu->state_mask
can help to exclude unused states.

Returning from a signal handler, XRSTOR(S) re-initializes the excluded
state components.

Signed-off-by: Chang S. Bae <>
Reviewed-by: Len Brown <>
Changes from v4:
* Updated the title and the changelog.
* Excluded the test case addition; separated out as a new patch.

Changes from v3:
* Removed 'no functional changes' in the changelog. (Borislav Petkov)

Changes from v1:
* Made it revertable (moved close to the end of the series).
* Included the test case.
arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
index 6460d52991ba..4a3436684805 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/fpu/internal.h
@@ -354,7 +354,7 @@ static inline void copy_kernel_to_xregs(struct xregs_state *xstate, u64 mask)
static inline int copy_xregs_to_user(struct xregs_state __user *buf)
- u64 mask = xfeatures_mask_user();
+ u64 mask = current->thread.fpu.state_mask;
u32 lmask = mask;
u32 hmask = mask >> 32;
int err;
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