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SubjectRe: Regressions in the last kernels
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Please don't drop the CC list from your replies and please don't top-post.

On Sunday, 15 of June 2008, werner wrote:
> The 2nd problem anyway is present with the 2.6.26-rc5 and -rc4 kernels.
> It was NOT presend with 2.6.25-rc9, at least not on 1 IBM laptop what I had
> before-yesterday, which had the problem with 2.6.26-rc5/4 but not with
> 2.6.25-rc9 (all other config was the same). It did NOT help change edd from
> off to on, so that is a new problem. With -rc6, I donk know because I couldnt
> test it yet, the man had gone away with his laptop already.

Okay, so this issue seems to be a recent regression.

> Many people bring me old computers to repair. I always throw out Windows and
> install Linux. So I see plenty kernel errors. But I dont have time to report them
> all, only some. And normally I dont have long time the computers because
> later the people come and go away with them computers.
>
> I make all my kernel packages for i486 because here in the 3rd world many
> people have old computers ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/install/sys/
> However these kernels should work on newer computers too, like on my server
> what has 8 GB memory. With i486, all the last kernels 2.6.26 cannot be
> configured to more than 4 GB and, running, nor that is working correctly.

This is intentional, as i486 processors cannot handle more than 4 GB of RAM.

Thanks,
Rafael


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