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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Athlon bug stomper. Pls apply.
In article <> wrote:
| On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 05:51:48PM +0300, VDA wrote:
| > Since we don't have any negative feedback on Athlon bug
| > stomper, I think patch could be applied to
| > arch/i386/kernel/pci-pc.c in mainline kernel.
| BTW, just for the statistics: On the Duron 600 machine, for which
| I reported the athlon bug, the fix does not work. Register 0x55 has
| a default value of 0x81, but setting it to 0x01 (as the fix does)
| doesn't solve the problem, athlon optimised 2.4.9 kernels still fail
| to run.

I don't consider "doesn't fix the problem" a negative report in this
case. If the system worked without the patch and failed with, that would
be very negative.

| But, OTOH, the computer in question regulary oopses on 2.4.0-test7 which
| didn't have the athlon optimises page copy routine at all, so it may be
| just a case of faulty hardware :-(

I've been cursing getting an Athlon, because some applications I got
as rpms didn't work. With the patch they do, and I have to assume that
the code notes an Athlon and tries to use whatever caused the kernel to
oops. Fortunately these are development software I'm evaluating for
someone, and I let them know what was happening before they offered it
to the public.

bill davidsen <>
"If I were a diplomat, in the best case I'd go hungry. In the worst
case, people would die."
-- Robert Lipe
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