Pentium-lus fikset i Linux

Den frivillige arbeidskraften som driver gratisversjonen av Unix, har utgitt en fiks for F0-lusa i Pentium-prosessoren.

Linux-entusiast Jørgen Skjånes skriver i en e-post til at fiksen er grundig testet, og fungerer på både enprosessor- og flerprosessorsystemer. Han legger til at tilbakemeldinger fra brukerne bekrefter testresultatene.

Skjånes viser ellers til denne e-posten fra Linux-mesteren Linus Torvalds:

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:23:18 -0800 (PST)

From: Linus Torvalds <>


Subject: 2.1.63 - testing Pentium bug workaround..

I just made 2.1.63 available on the normal ftp site (, direcoty pub/linux/kernel/v2.1). The most exciting change is probably the preliminary patch by Ingo Molnar that should work around the by now well-known Pentium lock-up bug. Many thanks to Ingo who put together the patch from various snippets of information floating around.

2.1.63 does other things too: it updates the sound driver and the cyclades serial port drievr, adds four new SCSI device drivers, and should fix the worst ncpfs problems (thanks to Bill Hawes, super-programmer).

Please give it a good testing, especially the Pentium bug workaround. Throw all the tests you have at it, to see that it really works. We'll be doing a 2.0.x patch for that too, but it's probably not going to appear for a few days, so in the meantime testing this fix on 2.1.x would be a GoodThing(tm)...


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