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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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