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    SubjectRe: [URGENT] [PATCH] 2.1.109: small patch to bugs.h
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    Hi Pete,

    On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Pete Clements wrote:
    >>
    > > Please Pete, could you test this out on your Intel 486 DX2-66?
    ....
    >Patch applied, works, back to pre 109.
    >Patched 2.1.109 /proc/cpuinfo
    >
    >processor : 0
    >cpu family : 4
    >model : unknown
    >vendor_id : unknown
    >stepping : unknown
    ....

    OK, I fixed the Cyrix code, now the problem is in the Intel code.

    Unfortunately, I can't offer a fix for this, since I only have and work on the
    2.0.3x sources. Rafael and I maintain a common code base for the Cyrix detection
    routines, so the Cyrix fix was easy, but I don't have the least idea of how
    Intel detection is done in 2.1.109. AFAIK it's completely different from the
    2.0.3x code.

    [BTW this is why I think it's a good idea to have as much common code as
    possible in the 2.0.3x and 2.1.10x kernels, at least for code that's been well
    exercised]

    If you can wait until Rafael comes online, I am pretty sure he can cook
    something up in a clean way. It's probably something relatively simple, like
    the default vendor_id not being initialized ot something like that. I am
    positive that the problem is restricted to setup.c.

    Now I understand why Linus calls the CPU detection code a "beauty wart". Do you
    realize how much time women spend painting themselves? ;-)

    Cheers,
    ---------------------
    Andrew D. Balsa
    andrebalsa@altern.org


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