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SubjectRe: [patch 2.4 1/2] backport 2.6 x86 cpu capabilities
Mikael Pettersson writes:

> 2.4.21-rc1 with NCAPINTS==6 hangs at boot in the local
> APIC timer calibration step; before that it detected a
> 0MHz bus clock and the local APIC NMI watchdog was stuck.
> Correcting head.S:X86_VENDOR_ID fixes these problems.
> Without correcting head.S:X86_VENDOR_ID, head.S will store
> the vendor id partly in the capabilities array. This breaks
> both the capabilities and the vendor id. I can't say why 2.6
> works, but obviously the CPU setup code has changed since 2.4.

I may be stating the obvious, but in case not...

If Jeff Garzik missed this, others will too. I hope
that a big comment gets added in both places, assuming
that automatic offset generation isn't practical.

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