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"Yakko J. Warner" <yakko@village.ios.com> writes:

>
>
> 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..

Interesting, mine hangs in the same spot. Disabling VSPM got it
working again. FWIW, I've been using the SUSP_HLT bit for months with
no problems.

I've got a Rev 1.5 chip.

> 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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