Re: Linux and 6x86

Leigh Koven (
Sat, 7 Dec 1996 16:11:00 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 7 Dec 1996, Yakko J. Warner wrote:

> i tried the cyrix patch #3, and it patched in mostly clean (had to manually
> patch linux/arch/i386/defconfig), and compiled cleanly. i was able to make

I had this same problem... tried fixing the patch myself with no luck. I
e-mailed Mike about this and got no response.

> modules, and all that (this is 2.1.14, btw). on booting this new kernel,
> however, the machine hangs when VFS goes to mount / as read-only. tried
> commenting out the SUSP_HLT part in head.S- no change.. so, i backed the
> changes out..
> dunno what step/rev this 6x86-150 i have is.. i bought it in july of
> 96.. if there's an easy way of determining the step/rev of this chip,
> i'd appreciate.

I never had a problem with anything on this chip (step 1 rev 6 P150+). I
bought mine in July as well, so I assume we might be running the same rev
(although mine got shipped special order from Cyrix direct to the place I
bought it, so it might be newer). I have a Biostar soemthing (have to dig
up the model #) motherboard and have yet to have a single problem (knock
on wood) with either the chip or the patches.


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