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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.0pre2
    On Wed, 30 Dec 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > I'm going to be
    > extremely rude to people who knew better but didn't test out the pre-
    > kernels and then send me bug-reports on the released 2.2.0.

    I had to apply the following patch to get the thing to compile on a
    Pentium Pro UP system. Also, I noticed the problem on an AMD K6 machine
    but solved that one by downgrading my processor configuration from
    'PPro/K6' to 'Pentium/TSC'. Is that the best fix?

    --- include/asm-i386/bugs.h.sav Thu Dec 31 10:10:49 1998
    +++ include/asm-i386/bugs.h Thu Dec 31 10:39:07 1998
    @@ -350,7 +350,7 @@
    #endif

    /* If we were told we had a good APIC for SMP, we'd better be a PPro */
    -#ifdef CONFIG_GOOD_APIC
    +#if (defined(CONFIG_GOOD_APIC) && defined(__SMP__))
    if (smp_found_config && boot_cpu_data.x86 <= 5)
    panic("Kernel compiled for PPro+, assumes local APIC without read-before-write bug");
    #endif
    ---
    Roy Bixler
    The University of Chicago Press
    rcb@press-gopher.uchicago.edu

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