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SubjectRe: BUG: Global FPU corruption in 2.2
On Sun, 22 Apr 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Only if it traps on the esc op-code --and if it does, we are in a
> > world or hurt for performance. There is no other way that the kernel
>
> FPU lazy task switch exceptions are a feature of X86 hardware. Have been for
> a very very long time.
>

Hmmm.. Okay I stand corrected. Guess I haven't checked for a very very
long time.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.


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