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B. James Phillippe wrote this:

> I think that 2.1.5+ is looking best so far. From experience, I've
>had wonderful results with everything past 2.1.5 (my only complaint is
>that masquerading is broked past 2.1.9, so I can't run [test] those
>kernels 'cause I need masquerading). Use Mike Jagdis' Definitive Cyrix
>Patch #3, it works very well. I have a Cx6x86 P150+ Step 1 rev 7 chip on
>a Tyan Titan III.

i tried the cyrix patch #3, and it patched in mostly clean (had to manually
patch linux/arch/i386/defconfig), and compiled cleanly. i was able to make
modules, and all that (this is 2.1.14, btw). on booting this new kernel,
however, the machine hangs when VFS goes to mount / as read-only. tried
commenting out the SUSP_HLT part in head.S- no change.. so, i backed the
changes out..

dunno what step/rev this 6x86-150 i have is.. i bought it in july of 96..
if there's an easy way of determining the step/rev of this chip, i'd
appreciate.

Chris [who, btw, is mucho happy with his cyrix..]

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