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Bug 7916

Summary: 6.1 kernel halts on add-on processor or missing processor
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Keith Olson <olsonk>
Component: kernelAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact:
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Version: 6.1   
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Keith Olson 1999-12-20 22:48:01 UTC
Redhat 6.1 installs on a PCI bus system with add-on processor but
will halt on boot. cf. Evergreen Technology (http://www.evertech.com)
Redhat 5.2 works.

Redhat 6.1 halts on a dual processor motherboard with only one
processor installed.  Redhat 5.2 works.

Intel Pentium 90 motherboard, Evergreen Technologies AcceleraPCI addon
board, 500MHz Celeron.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:27:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 2 Alan Cox 2000-08-08 18:02:13 UTC
Install a single CPU kernel by hand on the dual board. The vendor is reporting a
dual CPU system when there is single CPU which is a bit iffy.  The 'noapic' boot
option should also work


Comment 3 Alan Cox 2002-12-14 01:54:12 UTC
Newer kernels are smarter about this brokenness and act defensively. Only just
noticed the old unclosed bug still around