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    SubjectRe: Corruption bug in CPU, kernel or tar
    Dan Hollis <> writes:

    > On Wed, 14 Jul 1999, Andre M. Hedrick wrote:
    > > I do not think is is `tar' but the CPU-chipset combo plus egcs compiled
    > > for Intel and not for AMD. I have not had time to reproduce the test,
    > > but the FIC 503+ MVP3, BIOS 115JE35s with AMD K6-2/450 3D-Now on a stock
    > > Slackware 3.5 install would eat/barf/grow the root partition.
    > > Now that very same board revision (same shipping lot) with an Intel 233
    > > MMX work correctly. One should note that egcs+MVP3+K6-2/450 barfed and
    > > puked "gcc error 11" 54 times in trying to compile a 2.2.X kernel.
    > > HOWEVER, drop in the old Intel jobber and flawless compiles.
    > I have noticed that the motherboard voltage supplied to AMD K6 cpu by FIC
    > motherboards is sometimes too low. Try upping the voltage a notch or
    > two and see if that fixes it. It did for us on several K6 systems which
    > were experiencing random corruption / sig11.
    > -Dan

    Also, the AMD K6-2/450 draws a lot more current then the board makers
    anticipated (Soyo recently just upped their power supply from 10amp to
    14amp on the 5EMA+ Vers 1.0 in order to get it in spec (just repeating

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