Re: Trying to convert old modules to newer kernels

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On Dec 21 2007 12:08, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:

> That being said, I don't think sse and mmx are available in kernel
> space, so I would have suggested doing all the grunt work in
> userspace would be better for this persons application so that he
> could use sse and mmx etc.
They are available, you just need to pay attention not to trash
a process's context.

IIRC this has been done for 387 FPUting. (The 'trigger' thing in
save_i387() in arch/x86/i387_32.c probably.) Probably not for SSE.
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