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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] i387: stable kernel backport
On 02/23/2012 02:38 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> 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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