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SubjectRe: F00F question
On Thu, Apr 22, 1999 at 10:04:58AM +0930, Benjamin Close wrote:
> Hi all,
> sorry if this is off topic.
> Is there anyway to test if a cpu has the F00F bug (without hanging the
> machine if it does) if you don't knowing the type of cpu?
> (I know it's easy to find the cpu type but that's not the question)

From reading the kernel source, it would appear that all and only Pentiums
are assumed to have the f00f bug. From the source of 2.2.6-ac1

__initfunc(static void check_pentium_f00f(void))
* Pentium and Pentium MMX
boot_cpu_data.f00f_bug = 0;
if (boot_cpu_data.x86 == 5 && boot_cpu_data.x86_vendor ==
printk(KERN_INFO "Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround"
boot_cpu_data.f00f_bug = 1;

\/ Jeff Epler
Take a lesson from the whale; the only time he gets speared is when he
raises to spout.

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