Subject: Re: Pentium Bug may cause system crash
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. McDermond <mcdermj@Xenotropic.COM>
Date: 11/08/1997 13:37:29
Jason Thorpe wrote:
> 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
> instruction fault.
My AMD K6 system does not seem to be effected either...
> Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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