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Intel design flaw



 

    On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 12:34:55 AM PST, John Newman <jnn at synfin.org> wrote:  
 >Looks like Intel has done it again!

>Who needs uid == root when you can just run on an Intel proc
and take a peek at protected memory anytime you like, cuz
the silicon's fucked?


>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/


>OS VM layers are being rapidly rewritten, performance hits 
will accrue, and who knows what else is broke...



For some reason, I'm reminded of the 486 math processor  screwup of 1992 (?).  As I vaguely recall, the math coprocessor might have errors in the fourth digit of significance.  Intel offered to replace the affected chips.

                     Jim Bell
  
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