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SubjectRe: Kernel oops with 2.6.26, padlock and ipsec: probably problem with fpu state changes
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Am Freitag, 8. August 2008 21:01 schrieb H. Peter Anvin:
> Suresh Siddha wrote:
> > I propose to go with wolf's patch which add's kernel_fpu_begin() and
> > kernel_fpu_end() around these instructions. This is the correct fix
> > (unless there is something wrong in my above understanding).
>
> It's technically overkill, if (and only if!) these instructions don't
> actually touch the SSE state (most likely they're using the SSE
> pipeline, and need this stuff to deal with power management issues.)
>
> However, overkill is a good way to make sure something is dead.
> Applying the patch will make sure we fix the regression, and we can
> worry about optimizing this further post-2.6.27.
>
> -hpa

Probably

drivers/crypto/padlock-sha.c
drivers/char/hw_random/via-rng.c

needs a fix, too.

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