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SubjectRe: Cyrix "coma bug" fix was deleted from pre-2.3.10-4
On Tue, Jul 06, 1999 at 06:05:07PM +0100, Steve Dodd wrote:
> [Cyrix coma bug removed in 2.3.10-pre4]
>
> > May I ask why?
>
> Search me, with 2.3.10-pre4 applied, the exploit works again (as expected,
> really); therefore you won't be able to run secure multi-user systems with
> 2.3.10+.

Well. Coma bug only matters in non-modern CPUs, right? Then you don't have
to worry about it, because there's another "little problem" on those
processors (with no known solution) which makes non priviledged users hang
your cyrixen.

Why is almost all IA hardware somehow broken?
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