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    SubjectRe: 2.4.x very unstable on 8-way IBM 8500R
    On Thu, 1 Mar 2001, Dr. Kelsey Hudson wrote:

    >> I've been playing around with 8-way IBM8500R (8x700MHz Xeon) with 4.5GB
    >> memory & AIC7xxx SCSI-controller. It's perfectly stable with 2.2-kernel
    >> (from Red Hat 7) but very erratic on all 2.4-kernels I've tried it with
    >> (2.4.[012], compiled both with egcs and RH7's gcc-2.96, both share the
    >Under redhat 7 you should use kgcc to compile the kernel, since gcc2.96 is
    >inherently broken(*).

    >> same symptoms). It did have a ServeRAID controller too but IBM suggested
    >> we take it out since 4500R also had problems with it on 2.4 but it didn't
    >> make any difference at all. Also tried to turn off highmem support but
    >> didn't make difference either.
    >(*) redhat chose to ship an experimental compiler with this release of
    > the distribution that has a great many bugs. to ensure proper kernel
    > compillation another proven version of gcc was included, but called
    > kgcc instead. You should always use this to compile your kernels
    > under redhat 7 until the newer version of gcc is released.

    Mike A. Harris - Linux advocate - Free Software advocate
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