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SubjectRe: 2.4.0-test9 + Winchip2/2A processor family == hang on boot
On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Keith Owens wrote:

> Sounds like you got caught by the conditional move instruction that is
> generated for 686. It causes oops on 586, and somewhere in the oops or
> printk code you hit another cmove. Double fault, kernel hang.

Ah yes, it all comes back to me now :)
Also explains why my printk's weren't working during tests.

I'm amazed it took this long for someone to notice. :)
I'll have to start running devel kernels on all the
funky hardware like Winchip. Mine has been running 2.2
(where this isn't an issue) for a long time.



| Dave Jones <>
| SuSE Labs

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