Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2008 20:27 UTC, submitted by rosebug
Bugs & Viruses 1983. The year of the IBM PC XT, the Apple Lisa, Pioneer 10 leaving the solar system, and Hooters opening up shop in Florida. It's also the birthyear of a 25 year old BSD bug, squashed only a few days ago.
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FreeBSD geometry bug?
by ozonehole on Mon 12th May 2008 20:11 UTC
ozonehole
Member since:
2006-01-07

Perhaps in another 25 years, FreeBSD developers will get around to fixing the notorious hard disk geometry bug (the main reason why I don't have FBSD installed now).

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RE: FreeBSD geometry bug?
by apotheon on Tue 13th May 2008 21:31 in reply to "FreeBSD geometry bug?"
apotheon Member since:
2008-02-05

Perhaps in another 25 years, FreeBSD developers will get around to fixing the notorious hard disk geometry bug (the main reason why I don't have FBSD installed now).


That doesn't make any sense. The bug doesn't actually interfere with hard drive geometry detection -- it just pretends to. Here's an example of someone remarking on the bug, and in an off-hand manner mentioning that how it doesn't actually stop you from getting proper geometry data for an install:

http://www.softwareinreview.com/bsd/freebsd_6.2_review.html

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RE: FreeBSD geometry bug?
by fretinator on Tue 13th May 2008 21:47 in reply to "FreeBSD geometry bug?"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I think the actual bug was:

sin(x)^2 + cos(x)^2 = -1

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