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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] i387: stable kernel backport
    On 02/22/2012 12:54 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > This is a reasonably minimal backport of the i387 state save/restore bug.
    > A few of the commits are just minimal "make it easier to backport" commits
    > that don't necessarily fix anything on their own. And a few of the others
    > are combinations of what is two commits in the development tree, because
    > it turned out to be easier and cleaner that way.
    > The last one is the one that fixes the x86-32 bug, but the preemption
    > fixes are real fixes too, although they are probably not something that
    > anybody has necessarily ever hit in reality because the race window is so
    > small. Even so, if the fix itself isn't that important, the "make it
    > easier to backport the main one" would still be a big argument for it.
    > I *really* hope that the people who could reproduce this bug will test the
    > back-port series too, since I never actually saw the bug personally to
    > begin with. And again, big thanks to Raphael who helped pinpoint and debug
    > this.

    Okay, this patchset does *NOT* work. It fails immediately on my system.
    I hadn't ever seen it fail so fast.


    H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
    I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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