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    SubjectRe: software reset
    Gabriel Paubert <> writes:

    > On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 05:04:59AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > >
    > > And as an interesting data point all a triple fault does on a modern
    > > system is to put the cpu in a weird stopped state. Some hardware
    > > usually the southbridge then detects this and if properly configured
    > > will trigger the reset line.
    > >
    > > I believe this may actually go back into history as far as the 486 but
    > > I have not done the researched to see how far back this behavior goes.
    > Try 286. It was the fastest (actually only) way to make a 286 switch back
    > from protected to real mode.

    A triple fault would put a 286 into coma mode? And the hardware had to
    reset the chip?

    Just trying to be clear on what you are saying.

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