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Date:	Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:25:18 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	George Spelvin <linux@...izon.com>, torvalds@...ux-foundation.org
CC:	jack@...e.cz, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	maarten-baert@...mail.com, mingo@...nel.org,
	nate@...tsmathematics.com, priikone@....fi, sbsiddha@...il.com,
	stable@...r.kernel.org, tglx@...utronix.de, x86@...nel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make math_state_restore() save and restore the interrupt
 flag

On 02/01/2014 05:19 PM, George Spelvin wrote:
>> OK, let's circle back for a bit.  We have an active bug, and we clearly
>> have a lot of restructuring that could/should be done.  We need to fix
>> the bug first; if we're going to a bunch of restructuring then that
>> ought to be separate.  The first bit is how we fix the immediate bug.
> 
> Well, that's what the [PATCH] that started this thread,s for which seems
> to greatly reduce the incidence.
> 
> The issue being discussed here is the fact that it's far from clear to
> people that the result of applying that patch is actually bug-free.
> 
> Given how long it's been in shipping kernels (2.6.26 or 3.10, depending
> on what you think causes it to trigger) and how few complaints there
> have been, I'm happy to take a while to think about it.
> 

Yes, I would agree with that.  I guess I should have said "how do we fix
the immediate bug(s) properly."

	-hpa

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