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SubjectRe: About Celeron processor memory barrier problem
On Sat, Dec 23, 2000 at 09:21:51AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> A Celeron isn't a PIII, and you shouldn't tell the configure that it is.

Well, some Celerons are. My laptop has a Celeron with a Coppermine
core, so it is PIII based. Here is the output from /proc/cpuinfo:

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 8
model name : Celeron (Coppermine)
stepping : 1
cpu MHz : 501.140
cache size : 128 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse
bogomips : 999.42

The laptop runs perfectly well when I select a PIII CPU in the kernel
config. Here is a small patch that fixes the documentation:

Index: Documentation/Configure.help
===================================================================
RCS file: /home/erik/cvsroot/elinux/Documentation/Configure.help,v
retrieving revision 1.1.1.57
diff -u -r1.1.1.57 Configure.help
--- Documentation/Configure.help 2000/12/13 15:10:53 1.1.1.57
+++ Documentation/Configure.help 2000/12/23 22:58:12
@@ -2868,7 +2868,7 @@
- "Pentium-Classic" for the Intel Pentium.
- "Pentium-MMX" for the Intel Pentium MMX.
- "Pentium-Pro" for the Intel Pentium Pro/Celeron/Pentium II.
- - "Pentium-III" for the Intel Pentium III.
+ - "Pentium-III" for the Intel Pentium III/Celeron Coppermine.
- "Pentium-4" for the Intel Pentium 4
- "K6" for the AMD K6, K6-II and K6-III (aka K6-3D).
- "Athlon" for the AMD Athlon (K7).
Index: arch/i386/config.in
===================================================================
RCS file: /home/erik/cvsroot/elinux/arch/i386/config.in,v
retrieving revision 1.1.1.13
diff -u -r1.1.1.13 config.in
--- arch/i386/config.in 2000/12/13 15:09:15 1.1.1.13
+++ arch/i386/config.in 2000/12/23 23:12:55
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@
Pentium-Classic CONFIG_M586TSC \
Pentium-MMX CONFIG_M586MMX \
Pentium-Pro/Celeron/Pentium-II CONFIG_M686 \
- Pentium-III CONFIG_M686FXSR \
+ Pentium-III/Celeron Coppermine CONFIG_M686FXSR \
Pentium-4 CONFIG_MPENTIUM4 \
K6/K6-II/K6-III CONFIG_MK6 \
Athlon/K7 CONFIG_MK7 \

Erik

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