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

From: Andy Ward (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 14:57:39 EST

I'd love to help out with testing (alas, my kernel coding skills aren't
up to fixing this kind of problem). Heck, if it trashes my linux
install, no biggie... I've got it ghosted to an image elsewhere...

Anyone wanting to work on this just drop me an email.

-- andyw

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Walter []
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 1:33 AM
To: Andy Ward
Subject: VIA Southbridge bug (Was: Crash on boot (2.4.5))

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

On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 01:17:57AM -0500, Andy Ward wrote:
> Well, I have tried your suggestion, and it works beautifully... The
> only change I made was to the cpu type (to 686), and everything *just*
> works now... Thanks, all!!!
> > From the look of things, you're being bitten by the VIA southbridge
> > problem. As I've gathered, its some sort of interaction with that
> > and the 3DNow! fast copy routines the kernel uses.
> >
> > If you compile the kernel for a 686, does the problem go away? What
> > about 586 or lower? If so, I believe there are some people working
> > finding common aspects of the hardware that experience this problem,
> > though I don't remember who. You should get in contact with them,
> > they might get into contact with you.
> >
> > Good luck on working this out.
> > --
> > -Steven
> > In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary
> > -- George Orwell

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
			-- George Orwell
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