A bug discovered in AMD processors

March 08th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ET by D. T.

A random bug was recently discovered in AMD processors instructions set. This will most likely not affect future generation ships.

AMD-logoThe man behind the open source DragonFly BSD operating system, which recently saw version 3.0.1 released, Matthew Dillon recently discovered a bug affecting AMD processors instructions which translates into an error when executing a process.

After quickly alerting AMD to the problem by sending the necessary steps to follow to reproduce the error, with the issue being very difficult to naturally hit, the developer received confirmation of its existence from the processor manufacturer.

While it is evident that AMD will correct this bug, and that future generations of processors shouldn’t be affected, we will have to wait and see whether a revision is planned for models that are currently available on shelves.

It’s not sure that this will be the case considering the particularly random character of the problem and the few users who have been affected by its presence.

Source : HardOCP
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