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    SubjectRe: + perfmon2-reserve-system-calls.patch added to -mm tree
    > ... which is a binary only, proprietary application.

    The IA32 emulation part of it is actually shipped in source.
    Somehow they manage to link a binary only object to it though.

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    > Either way, either the emulation is in the kernel or it's not. If it's
    > there (like it is now) it deserves maintenance. If it's not, it should
    > be removed from the tree, since the only thing it's otherwise good for
    > is potential security holes.

    I suppose it's still useful for all current IA64 users (Montecito
    is not shipping yet and older CPUs support x86 in hardware) who don't like
    binary only software.

    -Andi
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