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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Athlon bug stomper. Pls apply.
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On Wed, 19 Sep 2001 15:13:55 -0700 (PDT), Dan Hollis
<goemon@anime.net> wrote:

>On 19 Sep 2001, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Of course VIA looking at what they have done and what that bit is
>> supposed to be is easiest as they have the schemantics of those
>> chips. But there is not reason to be limited to just that approach.
>
>Testing it is ok, its rolling the "patch" into production kernels that im
>most concerned about.
>
>What happens if the bit happens to fiddle with motherboard voltages and
>you end up destroying peoples hardware...
>
>Until we have a straight answer what the hell this bit does, its a very
>bad idea to put it into *production kernel*.

Of course the BIOS versions made exactly that change...

john
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