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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Cyrix III boot fix and bug report
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Followup to:  <E14FKZL-000367-00@the-village.bc.nu>
By author: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> > 3DNOW extensions for Cyrix III via rdmsr from 0x80000001. This
> > fails with an exception, that is not handled and thus we oops
> > on boot.
>
> Interesting. Ok. We can set the bit unconditionally it seems.
>

Does it appear in CPUID? If so, we shouldn't need to mess with this
crap at all.

(Could this code have been written by someone who was confused between
MSR 0x80000001 and CPUID 0x80000001?)

-hpa

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