Re: Intel and the Pentium Bug..

linux kernel account (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 17:03:48 -0500 (EST)


On Sun, 16 Nov 1997, Billy Harvey wrote:

> Linus Torvalds writes:
> > Intel did contact me, and they have made patches available. Their
> > patches were developed separately from the "official" Linux patches, but
> > intel people tried to help and were hobbled by some stupid intel rules
> ...
> I think an important point here that should not go unemphasized was
> the unsolicited effort by intel to help. This is one of those things
> that shows how far Linux has come. The hardware giant actually cared
> about Linux enough to offer some help, albeit hobbled by an NDA due to
> their historical method of doing business. It wasn't from the
> generosity of the CEO that this caring came (well, maybe it was - at
> heart Andy Grove is an engineer, and recognizes damn good engineering
> and the hard work that goes into it, such as Linux embodies), but a
> recognition that Linux is actually used on intel hardware by a whole
> lot of people - and it is *important*.
> Hmmm .... "Lintel. World domination. Real Soon Now."