Re: Intel Pentium Bug: BSDI Releases a patch

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Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:13:12 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Alan Cox wrote:

> If I read it right not that bad at all - and its less traps than I though as
> someone pointed out its 8 bytes trap so its only the lower traps they are
> page faulting

8? Is not the FPU context switch in there?

If it's more then a tiny slowdown, then there should be a sysctl to
disable the protection..