RE: TBTF for 11/10/97: Blum Blum Shub

Joe Barrera (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 06:52:32 -0800

>>Linux kernel 2.1.63 has this fixed.

>How long 'til the dinosaurs catch up on the nimble mammals?

As soon as the law of unintended consequences is repealed.

Does it work on every single x86 compatible chip known to man?

What's the performance impact of the fix???

- Joe

P.S. one *could* argue that a fix is much more urgent in Unix
environments, with random clients telnetting or xterming into the server
to run their code there, than in Windows environments where the servers
aren't used for client computation.

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