Re: Pentium II Math Bug

Alan Cox (
Mon, 5 May 1997 21:18:29 +0100 (BST)

> - and don't go see the page about comparison between Pentium-II and K6
> (and others) because the guy has sufficiently little knowledge in processor
> to think that processors have to be compared at similar frequencies,

Well you can thank that paticular very good chip engineer for the fact Linux
has the undocumented 4Mbyte page mode and the vm86 extensions that Intel
put in Appendix H, as well as some of the bug info Intel tried to leak quietly
out of the door.