Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2007 17:19 UTC, submitted by doro
Intel "Buried deep in a pile of slashdot comments, Matthew Dillon of DragonFly gives a detailed assessment of the Intel Core bugs. While a lot of news sites and bloggers were quick to dismiss the issue as inflated, Dillon's comments provide a much closer look at the actual issues."
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Interesting
by kaiwai on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 00:57 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Just a follow up to my last post, something I found on zdnet ( http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=559 )

This canít even be considered a bug because software developers were taking advantage of an undocumented behavior of the TLB in prior generations of Intelís Microprocessors. Because this undocumented behavior was changed and now documented in the newer Core 2 processor, it has a very small chance of breaking code that used undocumented behavior though the issue hasnít really been seen in the wild.


So, one could actually argue that those operating systems affected by the TLB bug are those who chose to use undocumented parts of the processor.

Microsoft have released an update for that:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936357

Aparently Linux (and I think most *NIX's) aren't affected by this issue.

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