K6 problem resolved

H. Peter Anvin (hpa@transmeta.com)
11 May 1997 19:46:26 GMT

I have solved the problem with Linux giving a protection violation
immediately upon mounting the root filesystem on my brand new K6
machine. As it turns out, it was a faulty CPU: replacing it with a
supposedly identical part resolved the problem.

Since other people have apparently seen the same problem, I wonder if
there has been a quality control problem at AMD, or the K6 is just
very sensitive to static or something along those lines. I hope this
info can be useful to other people who may have the same problem.


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