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SubjectRe: Linux-2.1.109.. preliminary code freeze.
On Thu, Jul 16, 1998 at 05:41:26PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> Ok, it's out there now in all its glory...
>
> 2.1.109 does the following thing:
> - CPU detection in C code (and thus much easier to expand upon,
> especially as it's all thrown away after booting now that it is
> "initfunc()"). This should finally get the Cyrix case right, for
> example. Please test.

This one didn't work for me. It thinks I have a Cx486SLC when
I don't. I have AMD486. The boot messages looks like this:


Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Unknown interrupt
Unknown interrupt
CPU: Cyrix Cx486SLC
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... [then it hangs]

I've never seen this before.
With 2.1.108 I don't get "Unknown interrupt"s,
and CPU is identified as 486
--
Robert

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