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    SubjectRe: k6 freeze in kernel 2.0.36
    On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, John Fulmer wrote:

    > I've been having a lot of problems with two K6-350's. If I run
    > one at full speed it segfaults very regularly during compiles,
    > and under load (like X with Netscape). I bumped it down to 333Mhz
    > and it seems to be more stable. I have tried two different
    > processors, different motherboards, different memory, and all
    > combinations of bios/bus setups. My machine at home is better,
    > but still a bit flaky. This has been with 2.0.36 and 2.1-2.2
    > kernels.
    > One thing, all these are using FIC VA-503+ motherboards, with VIA
    > chipsets. I am really starting to wonder if Linux has a problem
    > with these chipsets at high speeds and AMD processors. I haven't
    > had any problem under Win95 (ack!) on the same machines. Also, I
    > have seen a bunch of similar postings like this....
    Good results here at 400Mhz: Linux 2.2.1 and Win98

    K6-350 using FIC VA-503+ motherboard with 128M PC-100 sdram
    bus at 100Mhz and multiplier 4x.

    1:36am up 1 day, 39 min, 3 users, load average: 0.02, 0.04, 0.00

    uname -a
    Linux bertha 2.2.1 #1 Mon Feb 1 23:14:16 EST 1999 i586 unknown

    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 5
    model : 8
    model name : AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor
    stepping : 12
    cpu MHz : 400.923474
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    sep_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 1
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 sep pge mmx 3dnow
    bogomips : 799.54

    Ray O'Connor <> <>

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