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Re: Pentium F00F bug Linux workaround

To: Ariel Faigon <ariel@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Pentium F00F bug Linux workaround
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 23:01:25 +0100
Cc: SGI/Linux mailing list <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <199711142117.NAA27890@oz.engr.sgi.com>; from Ariel Faigon on Fri, Nov 14, 1997 at 01:17:24PM -0800
References: <199711142117.NAA27890@oz.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Fri, Nov 14, 1997 at 01:17:24PM -0800, Ariel Faigon wrote:
> [Just forwarding from linux-dev since I thought some people
>  may be interested.  Ingo Molnar has found a way to workaround
>  the latest Pentium/Pentium-MMX F00F bug. Linus then improved on it.
> 
>  I'm impressed by the repeatedly demonstrated ability of the Linux
>  community to beat Microsoft.  It remains to be seen how long it'll
>  take Microsoft to respond to this serious bug that can crash any
>  Windows/WindowsNT machine from user mode (incl. any remotely loaded
>  Captive-X control)]

The Linux kernel as well handles a CPU bug that QED / IDT still haven't
acknowledged to exist :-)

  Ralf

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