Re: New, fundamental Intel Pentium flaw?

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 16:09:06 -0600

> it would be fun to package this as an ActiveX control to tweak Intel AND
> Microsoft, no? :-)

But wrap it in Java first, to bypass the ActiveX controls protection. Hmm,
can't think of a way to add Ellison to the mix, offhand. ;-)


From: Chris Wedgwood <>

> The opcode sequence is 0xf0,0x0f,0xc7,0xc8 which disassemble to (according
> to the gnu-binutils) "lock cmpxchg8b %eax".
> .
> .
> .
> P.S. If you have gcc, then try something like this:
> main(){ __asm__(".byte 0xf0,0x0f,0xc7,0xc8"); }