I am not a subscriber to this list, but I thought this was important
information (which you might already have).
The cyrixIII chips by via have the centaur vendor id which causes the
identify_cpu call in arch/i386/kernel/setup.c to fail. It is probably
reasonable for it to have the centaur id as via owns centaur as well. I
just replaced the centaur_model call with the cyrix_model one, but I
know that I am using a cyrix chip.
A test probably needs to be added in the centaur_model section to test
for the cyrixIII in disguise.
The error is a general protection fault.
Sorry if this is old hat,
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