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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i386: improve double fault handling
Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> Secondly, task gates are really a relic that should not be proliferated.
> Besides the complications in virtualized environments (if more common
> things like Big Real Mode are not supported well in virtual mode what do
> we expect of more esoteric features as task gates?) it does not get
> nearly as much testing on real silicon as other, more mainstream CPU
> features.
>

I think that using it as a bailout mechanism is going to remain
supported and tested. It's just never going to be fast.

-hpa



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