CONFIG_EAGER_FP_SHARING

(No prompt – not directly user assignable.)

Type: bool

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This hidden option unconditionally saves/restores the FPU/SIMD register state on every context switch.

Mitigates CVE-2018-3665, but incurs a performance hit.

For vulnerable systems that process sensitive information in the FPU register set, should be used any time CONFIG_FLOAT is enabled, regardless if the FPU is used by one thread or multiple.

Direct dependencies

FLOAT && USERSPACE && CPU_HAS_FPU && !X86_64 && X86

(Includes any dependencies from ifs and menus.)

Default

Kconfig definition

At arch/x86/core/Kconfig.ia32:161

Included via Kconfig:8Kconfig.zephyr:31arch/Kconfig:12arch/x86/Kconfig:234

Menu path: (Top) → X86 Architecture Options → Processor Capabilities → Architecture Floating Point Options

config EAGER_FP_SHARING
    bool
    default y if !X86_NO_LAZY_FP
    depends on FLOAT && USERSPACE && CPU_HAS_FPU && !X86_64 && X86
    help
      This hidden option unconditionally saves/restores the FPU/SIMD
      register state on every context switch.

      Mitigates CVE-2018-3665, but incurs a performance hit.

      For vulnerable systems that process sensitive information in the
      FPU register set, should be used any time CONFIG_FLOAT is
      enabled, regardless if the FPU is used by one thread or multiple.

(The ‘depends on’ condition includes propagated dependencies from ifs and menus.)