Re: Cyrix 6x86 Comma Bug 2.6

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Dec 20 2004 - 20:28:25 EST

On Llu, 2004-12-20 at 22:26, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> It is very unlikely that you see "Coma" bug. It can be triggered only
> by deliberately coded tight endless loop. "Ugly tokens on the screen"
> suggest that you see something else.

Presumably those tokens included "Oops" somewhere near the top and
function names. The Cyrix stuff is notoriously hard to keep cool so that
may be a good thing to check, as well as running memtest86+ to check the

Also some very early stepping 6x86 Cyrixes simply don't run Linux
reliably and it seemed to be cache problems in the CPU.
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