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SubjectRe: 2.4.6: Machine Check Exception: 0x 106BE0 (type 0x 9).
On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, David Thor Bragason wrote:

> Hello,

I have the exact same exception on an LTE 5280 (32 MB RAM). AFAIK it only
differs from the 5200 by a slightly larger screen. The machine works fine
with the MCE initialisation commented out (or with a 2.2 series kernel)

Frank

>
> I wrote to this list the other day about how I didn't get 2.4.5 to boot on
> my Compaq LTE 5200 laptop. This is a Pentium 120MHz, 72MB RAM with an
> OPTi Viper chipset. The strange thing is, all kernels up to 2.4.4
> (inclusive) compile and run flawlessly on this machine. Only when I tried
> to upgrade to 2.4.5 did I get what looks like a hardware problem, and the
> machine does not boot. There is nothing wrong with the kernel
> configuration, and I tried gcc 2.95, 3.0, and, to be absolutely sure,
> 2.91.66 (the recommended compiler). I then had the same problem with a
> 2.4.6pre kernel, and, today, with the 2.4.6.
>
> The error message I'm getting now is:
>
> CPU#0: Machine Check Exception: 0x 106BE0 (type 0x 9).
>
> This line is repeated over and over again (with the spaces).
>
> There are some lines that fly by before that, though, and I went to some
> lengths trying to capture them the other day. (They scroll by too fast to
> be seen.) First I tried to set CONFIG_LP_CONSOLE and pass the appropriate
> line to lilo, but nothing came out of
> the printer. Then I tried lkcd (the kernel debugging patch/tool), but it
> seems that the machine hangs too early in the boot process for that tool
> to work. If the message above doesn't mean anything to anyone, I guess
> I'll have to rent a videocamera and tape my laptop trying to boot :)
>
> I stress that 2.4.4 still compiles and runs without a problem. Does this
> make any sense for a hardware problem? Was there any new hardware (cpu)
> check introduced in 2.4.5? I'd be very grateful for any tips,
> and could you please cc: them to me, as I don't subscribe to this
> list. Thanks!
>
> David Bragason, <bragason at uni-freiburg dot de>
>
>
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