Re: a strange one for you...

From: Andrew (
Date: 12/10/95

On Sat, 9 Dec 1995, Steve wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Dec 1995, James Reader wrote:
> > I have similar problems with my P-75 chip, I have come to the conclusion
> > that Intel's pentium chips are NOT 100% compatible with most of todays
> > software.  I experience bizzarre problems in dos, and I can't compile at
> > all in Linux for some unknown intermittant bug (not the fpu bug) in the
> > pentium, all pentium, chips 
> the only pentium problem i have ever run into with linux only would 
> happen on p100 or fasters, where almost everything you did would 
> segfault. ps, ls, w, even compiling the kernel did it. We tried compiling 
> it on working pentiums and copying it over no could do, we ended up 
> switchint to a NexGen P100 which has no FPU but worked 100% fine.

I am using a Pentium 90 with Intel Triton board and Linux for about 6 
months now. Compiling and leaving it up 24 hrs daily, haven't encountered 
major problems so far. If it is a problem with Pentium chip, then the 
situation would be more widespread ?

P.S. I don't work for intel ;>

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