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SubjectRe: Cyrix "coma bug" fix was deleted from pre-2.3.10-4
On Tue, Jul 06, 1999 at 09:57:11AM +0100, BOSZORMENYI Zoltan 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

Interestingly, 2.3.6 changed from the official work-around (setting
the NO_LOCK bit, whatever that does) to something else, which I haven't managed
to figure out as I don't have the Cyrix 6x86 data books kicking around.

Did this patch get fed into 2.2.x as well? I guess you can see where my
thoughts are leading..

Meantime set6x86 can used on start-up to implement either of the two work

"downtown baby its a million to one, you can even name your poison.
standing in line by the exit sign, suicide alley is calling"

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