Re: [PATCH] x86/FPU: Fix FPU handling on legacy FPU machines

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri Mar 11 2016 - 17:03:39 EST

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:32:43AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Obvious Ack to the patch, along with a "how did this ever work
> before?" comment..

I had a sarcastic sentence in the commit message which I deleted later:

"Apparently no one had tried the kernel on a 486er after the FPU
rewrite. Backwards compatibility is overrated."


I'm still wondering, though, why didn't the Quark people scream
earlier... And who knows, it was probably b0rked even before the
FPU rewrite.


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