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SubjectRe: Reproducible Oops's at startup
> > !!EVERYONE!! A suggestion: Add the processor type compiled for and
> > detected to the boot messages.
> >
> Exactly what do you mean by detected? Is there detection in the kernel
> messages or are they just "this-was-compiled-for-a"... I know you can set
> what to compile for, but what is the authority on detecting CPU type?

The kernel setup routines check the CPU type...look in /proc/cpuinfo

This is handy - a kernel compiled for a 486 will refuse to boot on
a 386.

Andrew E. Mileski My home page
Linux Plug-and-Play Project Leader. See URL

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