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SubjectRe: Any lingering Athlon bugs in Kernel 2.4.14?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Hahn" <hahn@physics.mcmaster.ca>
To: "Wilson" <defiler@null.net>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: Any lingering Athlon bugs in Kernel 2.4.14?

> > Bugs in the Athlon optimizations present in the Linux kernel.
>
> what bugs would those be? if you're thinking of the infamous
> "my athlon dies when I boot a CONFIG_MK7 kernel on a kt133",
> it is by all accounts a *chipset* bug, not a kernel bug.
> it's still unclear whether the voodoo workaround
> (in both linux and ac) is doing something sensible.
>
Perhaps I should have said "Unfortunate interactions" rather than "bug."
The bottom line is that some people have trouble running Linux with "Athlon"
selected as the processor type.
I was just trying to reassure the original poster that there wasn't anything
wrong with the Athlon CPU itself.




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