Bug 30232 - kernel hangs at boot on Cyrix 6x86MX
kernel hangs at boot on Cyrix 6x86MX
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-01 18:08 EST by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-07 12:40:40 EST
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Description Ben Levenson 2001-03-01 18:08:50 EST
build: qa0301.0
boot message:

Linux version 2.4.2-0.1.16 (root@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 2.96
20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-76)) #1 Wed Feb 28 16:36:39 EST 2001
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000a0000 @ 0000000000000000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000010000 @ 00000000000f0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000003f00000 @ 0000000000100000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000010000 @ 00000000ffff0000 (reserved)
On node 0 totalpages: 16384
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone DMA has max 32 cached pages.
zone(1): 12288 pages.
zone Normal has max 96 cached pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
zone HighMem has max 1 cached pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=306
BOOT_FILE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-0.1.16 console=ttyS1,19200 console=tty0
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 150.067 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 299.00 BogoMIPS
Memory: 56468k/65536k available (1376k kernel code, 8684k reserved, 94k
data,
236k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...
Ok.
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 00808135 00000000 00000000, vendor = 1
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 00808135 00000000 00000000 00000004
CPU: After generic, caps: 00808135 00000000 00000000 00000004
CPU: Common caps: 00808135 00000000 00000000 00000004
CPU: Cyrix 6x86MX 2.5x Core/Bus Clock stepping 03
Kernel panic: Kernel compiled for PPro+, requires PGE feature!
In idle task - not syncing
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2001-03-01 18:47:08 EST
We think this is fixed in our current tree, please try
2.4.2-0.1.19 or later when we build it.
Comment 2 Ben Levenson 2001-03-05 16:18:04 EST
The 2.4.2-0.1.19 kernel gives the same error.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-05 17:45:31 EST
Did you install the i686 kernel? Does this machine report itself
(via uname) as an i686?
Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2001-03-06 05:20:30 EST
Cyrix 6x86MX needs the i586 kernel.
We CANNOT make the i686 kernel work on it.
Comment 5 Michael K. Johnson 2001-03-07 12:40:36 EST
Reported fixed in 2.4.2-0.1.22
Comment 6 Ben Levenson 2001-03-07 14:06:30 EST
fix verified w/ qa0307.0  2.4.2-0.1.22 
uname reports i686 unknown

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