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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64: fix delayed signals

    On Thu, 10 Jul 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > So the x86-64 behaviour actually matches what the x86-32 behavior was at
    > the time before things split.
    > And I'd also like to point out another commit, namely "[PATCH] fix broken
    > vm86 interrupt/signal handling" (4031ff388138b58e5cd472dccce38828bcb8c706)
    > that fixed a bug with an endless loop you had introduced in that original
    > x86-32 code when you fixed this exact same issue back when.
    > Heh. That's the kind of thing that worries me.

    That said, seeing the full history of this same thing on the x86-32 side
    actually makes me _much_ happier about the patch. Because now I can tell
    when we did it, and what problems it seems to have caused (answer:
    "apparently none that are possibly relevant on x86-64").

    IOW, just seeing the fact that we used to behave the same, and then
    changed it on the 32-bit side (with no apparent big issues) and did it
    without updating the 64-bit side, makes me just much happier about your
    patch. Just because I know know the background to why this was x86-64

    So now I'm considering just putting it in before the 2.6.26 release after
    all ;)


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