Feature #8539

Feature #8534: Want AVX-512 Support

better handling for AMD-specifc *save_ctxt FP exceptions

Added by Robert Mustacchi 12 months ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2017-07-25
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Jerry Jelinek% Done:


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Difficulty:Medium Tags:


In xsave_ctxt we have this block which was copied directly from fpxsave_ctxt.

         * (see notes above about "exception pointers")
         * TODO: does it apply to any machine that uses xsave?
        btw     $7, FXSAVE_STATE_FSW(%rdi)      /* Test saved ES bit */
        jnc     0f                              /* jump if ES = 0 */
        fnclex          /* clear pending x87 exceptions */
0:      ffree   %st(7)  /* clear tag bit to remove possible stack overflow */
        fildl   .fpzero_const(%rip)
                        /* dummy load changes all exception pointers */

I did some research and that only applies to the fxsave handling on AMD K7 and K8 CPUs. After more research, it is not completely clear that the AMD behavior around floating-point zero pointer handling is disjoint from any of the save context handling. I'm going to check for that AMD-specific feature and handle that explicitly instead of the current approach where we blindly do this for every save context save.


#1 Updated by Electric Monk 11 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

git commit 088d69f878cf3fb57556357236ef8e1c8f9d893e

commit  088d69f878cf3fb57556357236ef8e1c8f9d893e
Author: Jerry Jelinek <jerry.jelinek@joyent.com>
Date:   2017-08-16T17:06:52.000Z

    8534 Want AVX-512 Support
    8535 kernel cpuid support for new processors
    8536 xsave area should size dynamically, based on CPU features
    8537 rtld needs to learn about AVX512
    8538 add support for xsaveopt for improved context switching
    8539 better handling for AMD-specifc *save_ctxt FP exceptions
    Reviewed by: Robert Mustacchi <rm@joyent.com>
    Reviewed by: Toomas Soome <tsoome@me.com>
    Approved by: Richard Lowe <richlowe@richlowe.net>

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