Re: PROBLEM:Illegal instruction when mount nfs file systems using cyr ixIII

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 17:10:47 EST

> The problem is that VIA Cyrix III announces itself (via CPUID)
> as a "family 6" processor, i.e. i686 compatible. This is not
> completely accurate, since it doesn't implement the conditional
> move instruction. [Yeah, I know there's a CPUID feature flag for

Intel specifically state that you cannot use CMOV without checking
for it. Its actually a gcc/binutils tool bug. The CPU is right.

> To make the machine work you'll have to ensure that the kernel,
> user-space libraries and programs, and NFS-imported programs
> all are compiled for a lesser CPU than i686.

For RH

        rpm -qa |grep ".i686*"

and update the packages listed with their i586/i386 ones.


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