Bug 17167 - Kernel recompile fails on Duron system
Kernel recompile fails on Duron system
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-09-01 03:57 EDT by Kevin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-01 03:57:48 EDT
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Description Kevin 2000-09-01 03:57:47 EDT
System hangs at different location on each attempt when doing a make bzImage. Happens with both 2.2.14 and 2.2.16 kernels.

System is a Duron 600 with MSI 6340 MB. I have replaced all the hardware except the processor and still get the same result. The memory is a 
quality item and I have tried both 64MB PC133 and 128MB PC100. I have also tried different memory timings in BIOS. The system has run 
successfully for > 48 hours using a windows CPU burn program so it doesn't look like a hardware problem.

I am able to compile other stuff such as Apache and MySQL.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2000-09-01 04:33:43 EDT
Kernel compiles fine on our Duron 700, including lots of stress
testing like multiple parallel kernel compilations...
Comment 2 Kevin 2000-09-01 05:27:29 EDT
Did you make any changes to the make file from the default specifically for your Duron or did it work 'out of the crate'?
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 2000-09-01 16:31:44 EDT
"Out of the crate".  No patches.

Our 2.2.14 kernel that came with 6.2 is known not to work at all
on Duron and Thunderbird; the workaround is to explicitly install
the 386 kernel, boot that, and use it to upgrade to the 2.2.16-3
errata kernel, which does work correctly on Duron on Thunderbird.
But that doesn't have anything to do with your problem, because
the non-functioning kernels halt early in the boot sequence.

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