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Date:	Mon, 04 Oct 2010 15:32:25 -0700
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:	Nick Lowe <>
CC:	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Jason Baron <>, Daniel Drake <>,
	Andres Salomon <>,
	Chris Ball <>,,, Borislav Petkov <>
Subject: Re: Dynamic nop selection breaks boot on Geode LX

On 10/04/2010 03:25 PM, Nick Lowe wrote:
> > As far as I'm aware, the check is just broken in VMs that trace their
> > lineage to Connectix's VirtualPC that Microsoft acquired back in 2006.
> > Is this correct? On balance, is this really to be cared about?
If it was a huge win from using NOPL, then it would perhaps not be -- or
we'd go through more effort at detecting the broken cases.  However,
since it's not, it's easier to just avoid it.

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