Re: incorrect 'buggy K6' warning

Pavel Machek (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 12:36:19 +0100

> > Nov 14 15:33:01 wormhole kernel: AMD K6 stepping B detected - system stability
> > ay be impaired. Please see.
> > Nov 14 15:33:01 wormhole kernel:
> > However, this is a week 32 K6, i.e. one that doesn't have the bug.
> There isn't a decent way to detect a 'good' and 'bad' one. AMD really really
> should have bumped up the stepping mask on the fixed chips and we wouldn't have
> these annoying false warnings.

There is a way. I saw some code from <forgot> to detect this. Trick
is, that not only bugfix, it also did minor performance enhancement -
which can be detected.


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