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Re: Kernel Divide error trap

From: Paul Emsley
Subject: Re: Kernel Divide error trap
Date: 27 Sep 2001 13:30:38 +0100
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>>>>> "DW" == Daniel Wagner <wagi@gmx.ch> writes:

    DW> Well that's only one side of the truth. AMD had in those K6
    DW> series an very fast loop optimation. It was so fast, that
    DW> Windows couldn't boot correctly, because they did also
    DW> counting down a counter. The result was used as a dividend
    DW> which caused and division by zero. AMD removed this optimation
    DW> later, since most people thought it was AMD fault and not
    DW> MS... It might be the same here.

      [Slightly Off Topic]

      Hmm... I'm pretty sure that I remember installing a patch from
      Microsoft to fix this (for K6-2 350MHz and above)

      Those were the days before I'd seen the light, of course :-)



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