Pentium chips have f.p.u. error -- rounding error on division
ifenton at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Fri Nov 25 08:08:31 EST 1994
as regards the pentium bug, my recent problems on this group have been
with a 486 pc, however i have ordered a pentium pc, and the manufacturer
says that it is intel's problem, and are not willing to replace any
defective cpu. soooo, my question is :-
does linkage or fastlink use this particular "FDIV" hardware double-
precision divide routine which is - apparently - the source of the
trouble ? can we tell if linkage/fastlink actually issue these instructions?
i need to know - we already have one pentium pc here dedicated to
doing linkage problems, and i have found it's pentium chip to be
a buggy one.
quote of the year - when i called intel, they said :
"it's not a bug, it's an issue"
har bleedin' har.
Iain Fenton, Cardiff, UK.
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