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SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc1 does not boot on VIA C3_2 cause of X86_CMPXCHG64
Andi Kleen wrote:
>> The C3s all have cx8, but it needs to be enabled in an MSR first.
>> (See arch/i386/kernel/cpu/centaur.c , search for CX8)
> Sigh. I wonder what genius at VIA came up with that setup.

It's very simple, actually. We had to do something similar at
Transmeta, because Windows NT 4 was very fond of assuming that certain
features meant certain *other* features were enabled, or would just
plain crash if it saw a combination that confused it.

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