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SubjectRe: Linux and 6x86

On 7 Dec 1996, Joel N. Squire wrote:

> "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.
>
My friend's one reboots right after vga mode selection & one or two lines
of text... (too fast to see)
It's a 1.6 according to proc/cpuinfo...
(I mean it reboots if VSPM is enabled...)

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