Re: Pentium error
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- Subject: Re: Pentium error
- From: Carey Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 17 Nov 1997 22:57:37 +1300
- Message-id: <email@example.com>
- In-reply-to: Lukas Eppler's message of "Fri, 8 Mar 1996 15:26:15 +0100 (CET)"
- References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.960308151109.183A-100000@io>
Lukas Eppler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> New Pentium bug
> This sounds like a "don't use linux" statement from intel. They don't even
> mention Windows NT, which is a multi user platform, too. And why the hell
> has this something to do with multi user systems? Is the mentioned code in
> use with debian linux?
There was a message about this just a few hours ago on this list. See:
Summary: Any program can lock a Pentium solid. Obviously, this
doesn't really make any difference to Win95. However, an unpriviliged
local WinNT user or Linux user can bring down the machine. That's why
there's a patch available for Linux to fix the problem. See:
There was a Perl script posted to BugTraq that would search for the
f00f opcodes in a program, and a C program that wouldn't get noticed
but would crash anyway.
Carey Evans <*> http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/ gc
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