Subject: Re: Pentium Bug may cause system crash
To: Allen Briggs <>
From: SamMaEl <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/1997 17:37:45
On Sat, 8 Nov 1997, Allen Briggs wrote:

> >  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
> fixed.

	I tried it both on my Mac and on a Sparc server, where it just
gave a seg fault on both.

	- Ryan

My name is rewt... you have SIGKILLed my father... prepare to vi!