RE: VIA Southbridge bug (Was: Crash on boot (2.4.5))

From: Andy Ward (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 14:55:29 EST

oh really? I have my memory timings set to 133/cas2/6-4-4-4. One
wonders... *ponder*

I have noticed some general flakyness (hard to pin down) on the system,
though... random program crashes, minor visual corruption in X (which
fixes itself when you move things around), etc... Anyone want to take a
swing at that?

-- andyw

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Cox []
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 2:07 AM
To: Steven Walter
Cc: Andy Ward;
Subject: Re: VIA Southbridge bug (Was: Crash on boot (2.4.5))

> Great, glad to here it. Who (if anyone) is still attempting to
> the puzzle of the Via southbridge bug? You, Andy, should try and get
> touch with them and help debug this thing, if you're up to it.

The IWILL problem seems unrelated. Its the board that more than others
report fails totally when streaming memory copies using movntq

The Athlon optimised kernel places pretty much the absolute maximum load

possible on the memory bus. Several people have reported that machines
are otherwise stable on the bios fast options require the proper
settings to be stable with the Athlon optimisations


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