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Date:	Sun, 8 Nov 2009 20:08:52 +0000
From:	Alan Cox <alan@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>
To:	Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
Cc:	Matteo Croce <technoboy85@...il.com>,
	Sven-Haegar Koch <haegar@...net.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: i686 quirk for AMD Geode

> > Better to be sure that a NOPL whouldn't SIGILL your program, isn't
> > it?
> 
> SIGILL is easier to debug than NOPL mysteriously taking 100x time it
> should, sorry.

And a working 686 distribution is a great deal more useful to end users,
who outnumber you by a few million to one. It's a very sensible patch, or
perhaps you'd prefer we didn't say. And you forget the user "debug" for
a Geode + i686 without this will be "it hangs when I try and boot the
install CD"

It would probably also be worth having cmov fixups for the VIA C3 as well.

Alan
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