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SubjectRe: [BUG] x86 kenel won't boot under Virtual PC

* Linus Torvalds <> wrote:

> - Move the optimized nop definitions (K7_NOPx etc) to the only place that
> cares - asm/x86/kernel/alternative.c. When we do things _dynamically_,
> it can actually make sense to pick a nop more precisely, but for this
> whole static thing it's just a pain.
> IOW, if it actually _worked_ reasonably, I wouldn't care. But clearly
> it doesn't. And once it's not working reasonably, it should be fixed.

yes - we had 3-4 tries already and while it looked worthwile initially
it's clearly not showing signs of getting more robust and whatever
benefits there might be slightly better NOPs is dwarved by all these
robustness problems. Peter?


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