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SubjectRe: Athlon SMP blues - kernels 2.4.[9 13 15-pre4]
> We just finished putting together what was for us a pretty big box using
> the Tyan S2460 with 1.4GHz Athlons (not MP) and ran into some troublesome
> heating problems.

Well, I finally managed to check, and both CPUs are at 76C - sounds
quite hot to me. Is that problematic? I've never run these Athlons
before, so I'm not sure what's supposed to be normal ;-)

Going back to kernel issues - I tried the Red Hat enterprise kernel
(2.4.9-13), but that's no go either. Basically, the summary is:

- Red Hat Kernel (any) boots fine, hangs at login prompt
- Red Hat Kernel SINGLE USER runs fine and lets me hack around
- Custom kernel (2.4.15-pre4 SMP) hangs due to failing to
mount the root partition (initrd issue I think)

I have experienced the "hanging at login prompt" issue before - with
good old Red Hat 7.0. That was solved by upgrading the broken gcc and
broken glibc, and didn't even appear to be a kernel issue.

Cheers
Alastair

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