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On Fri, 03 Nov 2006 10:06:04 -0800, Zachary Amsden wrote:
> Chuck Ebbert wrote:
> > IOPL is implicitly saved and restored on task switch,
> > so explicit check is no longer needed.
> Nack. This is used for paravirt-ops kernels that use IOPL'd userspace.
How does that work? In the stock kernel, anything done by
the call to set_iopl_mask() (that was removed by the patch)
will be nullified by the 'popfl' at the end of the switch_to()
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