Re: Athlon/MSI mobo combo broken?

From: Gerbrand van der Zouw (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 14:39:36 EST


Alan Cox wrote:

> I'd be interested to know if 2.4.6-ac5 Athlon optimised works on your board.
> The reason for this is that it contains the official VIA fixes for their IDE
> corruption problem rather than our own.

I have a MSI K7T Turbo (MS-6330) mobo (VIA-KT133A chipset) and had a go
with the 2.4.6-ac5 kernel with Athlon optimisations on. The overall
impression is that the combination is slightly more stable than kernels
without the Southbridge fix. I.e. I now manage to boot in single user
mode, however running anything as advanced as gcc is out of the
question: oopses all over the place and also some complaints from the

I am in no way qualified enough to go hacking around in the kernel
myself, but am quite willing to test any patches that might help towards
solving the problem.


Gerbrand van der Zouw

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