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SubjectRe: Reproducible Oops's at startup
On Sun, 23 Jun 1996, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:

> > I have found a reproducible bug.
> > When I boot with a 2.0.0 kernel I get a few (eight) Oops's during startup.
> >
> > I'm running Debian 1.1 on a Cyrix 6x86 150+ (120 mhz) and a
> !!EVERYONE!! A suggestion: Add the processor type compiled for and
> detected to the boot messages.
> Response to 'bug': Did you compile for a 386? Compiling for a 486
> may work(??), but Pentium won't (Cyrix M1 != Pentium).
> --
> Andrew E. Mileski
> My home page
> Linux Plug-and-Play Project Leader. See URL
> Red Hat Software sponsors these pages - I have no other affilitation
> with Red Hat Software, and I have never used any of their products.

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?

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