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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] i387: stable kernel backport
    On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 07:37:27PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 6:41 PM, <raphael@buro.asia> wrote:
    > >
    > > The patchset is simply made of:
    > > be98c2cdb15ba26148cd2bd58a857d4f7759ed38 (unmodified)
    > > 5b1cbac37798805c1fee18c8cebe5c0a13975b17 (")
    > > c38e23456278e967f094b08247ffc3711b1029b2 (")
    > > 15d8791cae75dca27bfda8ecfe87dca9379d6bb0 (")
    > > b6c66418dcad0fcf83cd1d0a39482db37bf4fc41 (")
    > > 6d59d7a9f5b723a7ac1925c136e93ec83c0c3043 (")
    > > b3b0870ef3ffed72b92415423da864f440f57ad6 (")
    > > 4903062b5485f0e2c286a23b44c9b59d9b017d53: this one requires a slight
    > > modification:
    > > -#define safe_address (kstat_cpu(0).cpustat.user)
    > > instead of:
    > > -#define safe_address (__get_cpu_var(kernel_cpustat).cpustat[CPUTIME_USER])
    > > f94edacf998516ac9d849f7bc6949a703977a7f3 (unmodified)
    > > 34ddc81a230b15c0e345b6b253049db731499f7e (")
    >
    > Oh, Greg, since that series is tested by Raphael on top of 3.2.6
    > already, let's just make that be the stable backport.
    >
    > It does mean that the stable backport will contain that whole "rip out
    > fp state preloading and reimplement it" thing, but hey, considering
    > that when I tried to avoid it I clearly screwed something up, maybe
    > that's all for the best. And perhaps staying closer to the development
    > tree is a good idea anyway in case there are any other issues.

    I prefer the "staying closer" model, it works out better if there are
    problems found later on. I'll work on queuing these up now.

    thanks,

    greg k-h


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