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SubjectRe: Any lingering Athlon bugs in Kernel 2.4.14?
On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Wilson wrote:

> ----- 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?
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> > > 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.

So you think I should turn Athlon optimizations off? Exactly what kinds
of problems were people who use Athlon optimizations experiencing?


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