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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] i387: stable kernel backport
    On 02/23/2012 02:38 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    > You'd still need an x86-32 machine to test on, because x86-64 was
    > immune to this issue.
    >
    > But yeah, the impact of this seems to be small enough that for older
    > kernels (which are likely used on older systems for maintenance
    > anyway) disabling AES-NI on x86-32 really might be the way to go.
    >

    That would really suck for users of encrypted hard disks.

    -hpa


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    H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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