Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: Pentium II Math Bug

Seth M. Landsman (
Tue, 6 May 1997 10:22:09 -0400 (EDT)

> Another example of how well you can read. I'm not very good at processor
> technology but those technical documents that Collins (that guy) has on
> his site seem to tell that he knows very much about x86 technology. Maybe
> even better than anyone non-NDA outside Intel (that maybe cause to why
> Intel is harrasing him.) BTW wasn't the subject Pentium II math-bug. I
> tested my PPro at work and it seems to have that bug (yihaa!!). Hopefully
> these processors aren't put to any critical places. Intel probaply will
> ahve some hardtimes ahead. First they make other processor to do be
> slower than MMX-ones in Adobe photoshop and now another dreaded processor
> bug (if pentium one hadn't been enough).

Of course no other microchip besides the Pentium's have ever
experience any sort of flaw in their microcode programming, right? Think
about it for a little bit and tell me that it isn't possible Intel flaws
are getting much more attention than they deserve?

Kill this thread, it isn't relevant and will end up spreading a
lot of information that isn't necessarily correct.