Re: 2.1.63 - testing Pentium bug workaround..

Rik van Riel (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 18:40:43 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Joey Hess wrote:

> I tried it on my system. The bug was detected, the kernel enabled the
> workaround, and the bug was still able to freeze my system solid. :-(
> I have a pentium 166 processor.

What stepping is your CPU? Mine is a stepping 12 and I'm able
to run a

while true; do PentiumF00F & PentiumF00F & PentiumF00f & done

for quite some minutes :-)
After some 1200 PentiumF00F processes I decided to quit the
while loop...


Send Linux memory-management wishes to me: I'm currently looking
for something to hack...