Subject: Re: Possible (but Evil) work-around for Pentium bug?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: alanp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/12/1997 13:30:55
> From: "Michael K. Sanders" <email@example.com>
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Erik E. Fair" writes:
> >I got the following today, which hints at a work-around with unacceptable
> >performance loss: turning off the L1 cache.
> SCO's fix implies that it's possible to fix with a microcode upgrade,
> done via software.
> >From <URL:ftp://ftp.sco.com/SLS/ptf3343.txt>:
> Dear SCO Customer,
> The enclosed Support Level Supplement (SLS) PTF3343, the Intel Pentium
> Pro and Pentium II Microcode Driver, provides Intel P6 microcode fixes.
> Some models and steppings of the Intel Pentium Pro processor and the
> Intel Pentium II processor may, in some circumstances, depart from
> their specifications. Some of these issues can be resolved by
> updating the microcode of the processor at system startup. SLS
> PTF3343 installs updates from the Intel Corporation to do that.
I believe that this is a different Pentium bug. The F0 bug
does not affect the Pentium Pro and Pentium II.