Commit 2c75910f authored by Committed by Linus TorvaldsBrowse files
x86: Make sure get_user_desc() doesn't sign extend.
The current implementation of get_user_desc() sign extends the return value because of integer promotion rules. For the most part, this doesn't matter, because the top bit of base2 is usually 0. If, however, that bit is 1, then the entire value will be 0xffff... which is probably not what the caller intended. This patch casts the entire thing to unsigned before returning, which generates almost the same assembly as the current code but replaces the final "cltq" (sign extend) with a "mov %eax %eax" (zero-extend). This fixes booting certain guests under KVM. Signed-off-by: Chris Lalancette <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>