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SubjectRe: Anybody got 2.4.0 running on a 386 ?


On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > So called 'sigma sigma' 386 and higher. Ie we dont support the 386 with the
> > > 32bit mul bugs.
> >
> > Is this a new thing in 2.4.0 ? Could it possibly cause a crash as
> > early as pagetable_init() ?
>
> We've never supported pre sigmasigma cpus although someone posted a patch to
> Linux 1.2 once. You won't find many of the cpus before that. At the time 386
> was priced like a Xeon is now and most were recalled/pulled when the mul bug
> came out.
>

Ok, in that case it can't be related to the problem I am seeing.

Thanks for the info.

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