From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Mon Mar 22 17:39:36 2004

Antonio Carlini wrote:

> I never had access to AXE, but as I understand it, it would
> generate semi-random sequences of instructions and then
> execute them. Then it would compare the actual results
> with known good results. I don't know the details of how
> it would determine "known good results" given that the sequence
> was semi-random.
> So you would kick it off and if the machine under test did not
> fall over in a heap after a few weeks or months of running,
> then it was probably good enough.

But it still might never catch something like the Pentium divide bug.
Anyhow are not most problems with hardware and software now dynamic
in nature? My latest game freezes when I click on blah blah blah after
switching video modes during the internet software driver download.

> Antonio
Received on Mon Mar 22 2004 - 17:39:36 GMT

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