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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 16:35:45 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Gary Kline <kline@tera.com>
To:        dg@root.com
Cc:        chokepnt@prima.ruhr.de, kline@tera.com, stable@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: mw fails even more...
Message-ID:  <199707182335.QAA07388@athena.tera.com>
In-Reply-To: <199707182311.QAA11705@implode.root.com> from David Greenman at "Jul 18, 97 04:11:35 pm"

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According to David Greenman:
> >David Greenman wrote:
> >> 
> >> >       Now I'm even more at a loss re my upgrade to a K5 or K6
> >> >       chip.   Perhaps someone on the Core team--like you, David--
> >> >       can give everybody advice on which CPU's do work flawlessly
> >> >       with BSD and which have known or suspected woes.
> >
> >Does the problem ONLY arise with BSD?
> >
> >> >       I'm not referring to occasional defective chips, but to
> >> >       bad logic design.
> >
> >Problems from bad logic design usually arise at once. In this case,
> >however, the problem arose after a certain period of time (in which I
> >never made the world, BTW). This isn't usually due to a design flaw in
> >the chip itself.
> 
>    You miss-attributed the above - I didn't write it. I think Gary Kline is
> the author.
> 

	That's correct.

	Nevertheless, this is a valid question.  Does anybody with
	a K6 chip have dos and gcc to try a large build on?  I can't
	imagine that this defect happens only under Unix.  But---

	gary kline



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