Subject: Re: Pentium Bug may cause system crash
To: Markus Illenseer <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/08/1997 11:52:00
On Sat, 8 Nov 1997 15:58:10 +0100 (MET)
Markus Illenseer <email@example.com> wrote:
> Forwared from a Linux group, are we vulnerable as well? See attached
> source code.
It's not a software bug. It's a hardware bug. Yes, it appears that
certain steppings of Pentium processors have a bug that causes that
wedges the processor solid.
Seems as if some older Pentiums (i.e. old 66MHz models) aren't affected; I
sent a test program to a friend at Sequent, and it did not kill the
dual-processor Sequent system he tested it on.
I tried it on my Pentium Pro system, and it (correctly) caused an illegal
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