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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:41:57 +0800
To:	Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>, <>,
	Suresh Siddha <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] i387: stable kernel backport

On 23.02.2012 10:55, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM,  <> wrote:
>> Thank you for backporting this patchset to -stable. FWIW, the test 
>> machine I
>> had been working with has an uptime of 4 days now, with the patchset 
>> in
>> attachment applied on top of 3.2.6, so if it were unpractical to 
>> trim it
>> down further you can find solace in that it does not break anything.
> Hmm. The patches in your attachements are whitespace-damaged. I was
> going to apply that series and see what the difference was to my
> minimal trial, but with the corruption that isn't possible.
> I didn't find anything obviously wrong in my series, so..
> Could you send the patches you used for your backport with the
> whitespace fixed, and preferably with the patch numbering explained?

The numbering is just so I can apply the patches in the right order 
with a for loop in the packaging script. The missing 7* was the 
experimental patches we tried which moved has_fpu in the thread_info 
struct (which did not work).

The patchset is simply made of:
be98c2cdb15ba26148cd2bd58a857d4f7759ed38 (unmodified)
5b1cbac37798805c1fee18c8cebe5c0a13975b17 (")
c38e23456278e967f094b08247ffc3711b1029b2 (")
15d8791cae75dca27bfda8ecfe87dca9379d6bb0 (")
b6c66418dcad0fcf83cd1d0a39482db37bf4fc41 (")
6d59d7a9f5b723a7ac1925c136e93ec83c0c3043 (")
b3b0870ef3ffed72b92415423da864f440f57ad6 (")
4903062b5485f0e2c286a23b44c9b59d9b017d53: this one requires a slight 
-#define safe_address (kstat_cpu(0).cpustat.user)
instead of:
-#define safe_address 
f94edacf998516ac9d849f7bc6949a703977a7f3 (unmodified)
34ddc81a230b15c0e345b6b253049db731499f7e (")

>                    Linus

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