Sig11s in a kernel compilation - Cyrix

Michal Jaegermann (
Sun, 3 May 1998 13:56:53 -0600 (MDT)

This is not exactly a kernel question but this list is probably
the biggest gathering of kernel-compiling people, so maybe somebody
will shed a light. :-)

I got, at last, to moving a single-processor Cyrix box to Red Hat 5.0
distribution with its compiler, libraries, etc. The box presents
itself as:
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
cpu : 586
model : 6x86
vendor_id : CyrixInstead
stepping : 2.5
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid : yes
wp : yes
flags : fpu
bogomips : 99.33

Upgrade found my newer and updated vmlinuz image and replaced it with
its own version which absolutely refused, does not matter what, to
mount my file systems - root fs foremost. Luckily I had something a
bit more sane around and after booting I tried to use newly installed
gcc to recompile my current kernel sources once again. Pretty
soon in a compilation I started getting multiple "sig11"s and no
amount of flags fiddling, beyond compiling totally without any
optimization - which is not an option - could help me.

Eventually I restored my previous version of gcc, with specs
taken from installation, and with it help I could recompile
my kernel and restore sanity without any further incidents (and with
"normal" compilation flags).

My question - does that sound familiar to anybody? Are any known
issues with kernel and compilers on Cyrix? Should I just install
2.8.1 or egcs instead of I do not recall seeing any similar
reports anywhere and I do not think that is the only version
of gcc used. :-)


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