Ensure proper support for NEON in the kernel

Registered by Paul McKenney on 2010-10-14

Add required support for the NEON vector processor to the Linux kernel

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Paul McKenney
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Loïc Minier
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Nicolas Pitre
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for 11.05
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Mounir Bsaibes on 2010-12-08
Completed by
Mounir Bsaibes on 2011-11-17

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Work Items

Work items:
[dave-martin-arm] Make sure NEON works in userspace: DONE
[dave-martin-arm] Make sure NEON is correctly handled by ptrace: DONE
[dave-martin-arm] Make sure NEON is correctly handled by signal handlers: DONE
[dave-martin-arm] debug support: make sure that NEON is handled by userspace core dumps: DONE
Experimental: measure benefit of NEON-optimized code in the kernel (UDP/TCP checksums, crypto): POSTPONED

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