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SubjectRe: [PATCH] padlock: don't whinge when loaded on a non-VIA cpu
On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 15:04:27 -0400
Kyle McMartin <> wrote:

> I've become seriously tired of seeing these messages on every machine
> running an i386 Fedora kernel...
> padlock: VIA PadLock not detected.
> padlock: VIA PadLock Hash Engine not detected.
> So let's eliminate them!

Silly question - but why are they being printed even for older VIA
processors. We don't see the following on boot

i386: no CMOV instruction detected
i386: no SSE3 instruction detected

So I think your patch should be a bit more brutal ;)


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