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Arjan van de Ven wrote:

> [snip]
> > CONFIG_M686=y
> Ah ha!
> You have selected the Pentium II/III CPU type, which does NOT work on a K6.
> The compiler (and the kernel) will use the "new" Pentium II instructions
> (such as "cmov") which are not supported by the K6, leading to "illegal
> instruction" usage very early.

Ouch. This was it. I simply overlooked this option and used the one
that worked with 2.2...

But it would be nice if the kernel could detect the wrong CPU type
and print a message before it stops. Perhaps compile the init
section without CPU specific optimization?

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