[rescue] Sunshack and Sun stuff to giveaway

Phil Brutsche phil at tux.obix.com
Mon Oct 29 13:51:33 CDT 2007

der Mouse wrote:
>> There are also hardware bugs in the older CPUs.  For example, the Sun
>> I sent to you has a CPU bug that will bring the machine down hard
>> from userland with a 1 instruction assembly program.
> !!  Where can I find out more?

Indeed, it only affected UltraSPARC1 processors in Ultra 1s and Ultra
2s, and is only a problem when:
 * the CPU is <= 200MHz
 * the OS is running 64-bit mode

It's one of the reasons Solaris 10 won't run on machines equipped with
US-1 CPUs.




Phil Brutsche
phil at tux.obix.com

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