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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:48:51 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
CC:	Willy Tarreau <w@....eu>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	stable@...r.kernel.org, Raphael Prevost <raphael@...o.asia>,
	Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@...el.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] i387: stable kernel backport

On 02/23/2012 02:38 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> You'd still need an x86-32 machine to test on, because x86-64 was
> immune to this issue.
> 
> But yeah, the impact of this seems to be small enough that for older
> kernels (which are likely used on older systems for maintenance
> anyway) disabling AES-NI on x86-32 really might be the way to go.
> 

That would really suck for users of encrypted hard disks.

	-hpa


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H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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