On 01/12/2015 18:20, Richard Henderson wrote:
>> X86XSaveArea will be used only when loading/saving state using
>> xsave, not for executing regular instructions.
> ... like the regular instruction xsave?
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/493318/

Right, but that's a helper anyway.

>> In X86CPU, the
>> data is already stored as XMMReg unions (the one with the
>> XMM_[BWDQ] helpers).
> Of course.  But those unions are arranged to be in big-endian format on
> big-endian hosts.  So we need to swap the data back to little-endian
> format for storage into guest memory.

Yes, you can use byte moves with XMM_B (more obvious), or stq_le_p with
XMM_Q (faster I guess---though the compiler might optimize the former on
little-endian hosts).  Either works with an uint8_t[] destination.

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