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Subject[PATCH] Making Cyrix III boot

On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 10:31:52AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I just uploaded it to, and I expect that I'll do the final
> 2.4.1 tomorrow, before leaving for NY and LinuxWorld. Please test that the
> pre-kernel works for you..

The Cyrix III of my employer doesn't boot without this patch.
Reason: There are no MSRs in this range.

Since hpa didn't send a better fix, I attached the band-aid fix
for you, so that people can boot.

Linus, please apply.


Ingo Oeser

--- linux-2.4.1-pre11/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c.orig Mon Jan 29 03:35:08 2001
+++ linux-2.4.1-pre11/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c Mon Jan 29 03:36:41 2001
@@ -1401,10 +1401,11 @@
wrmsr (0x1107, lo, hi);

set_bit(X86_FEATURE_CX8, &c->x86_capability);
+ /* FIXME: This is only band-aid. Will be fixed properly -ioe
rdmsr (0x80000001, lo, hi);
if (hi & (1<<31))
set_bit(X86_FEATURE_3DNOW, &c->x86_capability);
+ */
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