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SubjectRe: [BUG] x86 kenel won't boot under Virtual PC
On Sunday 07 September 2008 21:48, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> David Sanders wrote:
> > Yes the patch you supplied (and now in Linus's tree) fixes (part) of the
> > problem. In order to get a working kernel I also need a patch for the
> > nops.h issue. I have tested and confirmed that the patch posted by Linus
> > works and finally solves the problem with virtual PC.
> >
> > Linus please apply your patch (which I quote below).
> No, please don't. Instead, David, please enable CONFIG_X86_GENERIC.

I checked the distribution I'm using (debian) and the kernel shipped with it
does not have CONFIG_X86_GENERIC set. This means _when_ they ship a 2.6.27
kernel it won't work with Virtual PC so I won't be able to even install it.
However, with Linus's patch I am guaranteed to work for all kernels built for
X86_32 and even for X86_64 because in that case the virtual environment will
support the multibyte NOPs. I need Linus's fix in order to support the
Linux-using virtual pc community. I don't have the resources to lobby each
individual distribution about their kernel config. I want it to just work.

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