Re: [PATCH] x86/boot: Fail the boot if !M486 and CPUID is missing

From: One Thousand Gnomes
Date: Wed Nov 30 2016 - 08:19:13 EST

> Rather than trying to work around these issues, just have the kernel
> fail loudly if it's running on a CPUID-less 486, doesn't have CPUID,
> and doesn't have CONFIG_M486 set.


This still breaks the Geode at the very least and I think the ELAN and
some of the other older socket 7 devices. These have their own config CPU
type (and in some cases *need* it selected) but do not have CPUID.

Given the cores without CPUID are often post 486 in other respects this
seems a bit odd. In fact I can't help thinking that the problem is that
sync_core tests CONFIG_M486 whereas we should have and test


and set this by processor type (M586/M486/GEODEGX1/GEODE_LX1/Cyrix plus I
think ELAN not having it)

I'd been wondering why Geode wasn't working on modern kernels, now I
think I know 8)