New Machine Check problem

From: William Earnest (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 11:52:49 EST


        Have a system with an Asus P5A motherboard, Classic Pentium-200
underclocked to 180 MHz, and 196 MB of real memory. Up through 2.4.4 it
has performed flawlessly. Kernels 2.4.5 and 2.4.6 will not complete the

        Boot looks normal through the F0 0F check, and the message about
"Intel old style machine check architecture supported.". It then spews a
semi-infinite stream of:
"CPU#0: Machine Check Exception: 0x 10C1D0 (type 0x 9)."
lines (until at least the reset button is pressed. I caught this by
setting up for serial console at 300bps, which slowed the screen enough
to make notes by hand.

        This new check in bluesmoke.c is causing severe indigestion to a
formerly reliable system. Suggestions appreciated, and glad to run any
tests, but will be leaving Monday Jul. 9 for 2 weeks away from

    Bill Earnest wde@fast-dot-net Linux Powered Allentown, PA, USA
Computers, like air conditioners, work poorly with Windows open.

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