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Re: 16 RISC-V extensions were ratified

Who or what is doing the querying?

Genuine question, I always assumed that support for the various CPU extensions was tied to the OS version not the application? E.g. Windows8 onwards would only be supported on CPUs that had e.g. AVX512?

But are you saying that the OS dynamically intercepts instructions? Or the application queries on installation?

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