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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] x86-64 put current in r10
Nick Piggin wrote:
> Sounds like a trick question - I don't think the kernel does use any
> out-of-tree amd64 assember code, does it? ;)

Out-of-tree amd64 assember code is being run in kernel space. For example:
http://loop-aes.sourceforge.net/

Calling convention change that breaks existing assembler code that has been
field proven and is believed to be entirely free of bugs for long time, does
NOT belong in a STABLE kernel series.

OTOH, if your business model requires breaking stuff and then milking your
customers for "fixing" the breakage, then this type of change is
understandable. </sarcasm>

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