Re: OOPS in 2.0.24

Taner Halicioglu (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 23:42:31 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 14 Nov 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> What CPU do you have? This _looks_ like the panic that some people saw
> with Cyrix 486 clone chips.
> >
> > Machine is an i486 DX4/100, 36M RAM.
> >
> Is that "i486" really an _i_ 486? The only cases of the above kind of
> behaviour that I've seen has been for Cyrix chips.

Ok, I lied about the i486ness... it's an IBM 486DX4/100 CPU.

Forgot that that can make a difference ;-) Now, the interesting thing is,
the Motherboard calls it: (from the BIOS screen)

Main Processor : Cx486DX4

The settings on the motherboard (jumprs, etc) are the same for the Cyrix
and IBM chips.

Might the IBM CPU have the same problems as the Cyrix? I just got another
OOPS about 20 min ago from 'traceroute' with nearly the SAME dump...


Time to go get a new computer, anyway -- quake is too slow ;-)