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    SubjectRe: 2.1.126 hangs at boot
    On Sun, 25 Oct 1998, Chris Ricker wrote:

    > On 25 Oct 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > > In article <Pine.LNX.3.96.981024191334.402A-100000@cc859044-a.flrtn1.occa.home.com>,
    > > Rajeev Atluri <rajeev@cc859044-a.flrtn1.occa.home.com> wrote:
    > > >
    > > >Exactly the same problem with Cyrix 6x86, UP, 64MB, egcs-1.1a,
    > > >binutils-2.9.1, Had no problems from 2.0.95 to 2.0.125.
    > >
    > > Can you check with a different compiler? There's a few people that seem
    > > to have this problem, but it seems rare enough that a compiler could be
    > > the reason..
    > >
    >
    > I have a machine here with almost the exact same configuration (UP Cyrix, 64
    > MB, egcs-1.1b). It has binutils-2.9.1.0.4 (yeah, I know I should upgrade)
    > instead of GNU binutils 2.9.1, but otherwise is the same, as egcs-1.1b and
    > 1.1a are the same on Intel). It boots fine and always has.... Perhaps the
    > binutils is the problem, or perhaps too high of an optimization for the egcs
    > (I use -O2)?

    I have an alpha (164LX, 533MHz) that also hangs at boot, but not every time.
    It hangs ~10% of the time, and I've seen it do it with both 2.1.125 and
    2.1.126 kernels. I'm using egcs 1.1b. Here's the kernel output:

    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: Linux version 2.1.126 (root@draal.physics.wisc.edu) (gcc version egcs-2.91.57 19980901 (egcs-1.1 release)) #13 Sun Oct 25 04:15:24 CST 1998
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: Booting on EB164 variation LX164 using machine vector LX164
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: Command line: bootdevice=sda1 bootfile=vmlinuz
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: HWRPB cycle frequency bogus. Estimating...533195776 Hz
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 530.58 BogoMIPS
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: Memory: 256584k available
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: Alpha PCI BIOS32 revision 0.04
    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: PCI: Probing PCI hardware

    [hung here once]

    Oct 25 00:17:05 draal kernel: SMC FDC37C93X Ultra I/O Controller found @ 0x370

    [hung here once]

    It hung at the the two different points on different boots. Since I can't
    reproduce this with regularity, debugging it will be difficult, but I will
    let the list know if I discover anything.

    -- Bob

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