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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] More i387 state save/restore work
Oh, and final comment - looking at the thing you pointed at, it looks
much more adventurous than my x86 FP state thing.

I always save things unconditionally, so that I don't have to do the
IPI or just in general care about the "oops, now I want things in
memory, not in some random CPU FP state". So mine is just a "writeback
cache", and only optimizes the reading things back: there is never any
dirty state in the CPU except when the process is actively using it.

That obviously does mean that I only optimize away the restore side,
not the save side. But it's *way* simpler, and considering that I just
spent almost a week trying to figure out FP state save bugs, simple is
good.

Linus


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