Subject: Re: Pentium Bug may cause system crash
To: Markus Illenseer <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/1997 11:52:25
>  Forwared from a Linux group, are we vulnerable as well? See attached
> source code.

I haven't tried it, but I assume that I'd get an illegal instruction,
seg fault, or no effect on my mac68k boxes.  The code, as mentioned in
the message, affects all Pentium-based systems, regardless of OS.  The
instruction is apparently a user-mode instruction that fully locks the
CPU up.  There is no easy way around it except for the processor to be


              Allen Briggs - end killing -