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> Even the i286 and the 8086 support hlt. Is there some Cyrix chip that
> you are trying to preserve? I think even those all implimented
> hlt as well.


According to the kernel code it's

char hlt_works_ok; /* Problems on some 486Dx4's and old 386's */

I don't know more details about what these problems were.

-Andi

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