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    SubjectRe: PATCH: (on Alpha) emulating missing instructions
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    > We already have FPU emulation in kernel, and there

    That should probably have been in userspace.

    > exists a project to emulate MMX/3dnow!/EMMX instructions
    > at http://www-sop.inria.fr/prisme/personnel/pion/progs/mmx-emu/
    > Would there be any benefit if such a project were integrated
    > into the kernel? Other than allowing 386's to run MMX apps
    > without needing a recompile. :-)

    No. The usage guidelines for MMX are explicit - you must test for the
    availability and provide fallbacks. If code doesn't work on a box without
    MMX and provides no option to do so then as far as the MMX programming guides
    go - its broken.

    Similarly the right answer for the Loki game is probably to build it with
    different compiler options, not to stick some emulator in the kernel


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