This release contains a fix for a defect that exists in all versions of all SMP kernels which can cause unexplained traps and possible data corruption.
The effect of the defect occurs very rarely and only on multi-CPU systems, but the possibility of seeing it increases on faster and busier systems.
Because of the serious nature of this defect, this update is highly recommended for all SMP kernel users.
The ACPICA module was also updated to the latest version from Intel.
If you have ArcaOS, this driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of the Support & Maintenance subscription for your ArcaOS product. Please log into your account and see your ArcaOS order details page to access your software.
If you have an Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription, this driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of your Arca Noae OS/2 & eCS Drivers and Software Subscription. Please log into your account in order to access your software.
If you are still running OS/2 and/or eComStation systems and haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now. It may also be a good time to consider moving up to ArcaOS.