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Re: 5.0beta won't boot on a Dell Dimension 8400

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 03:59:06PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> NStopped in pid 0.2 (system) at  netbsd:sse2_idlezero_page+0x18: jnz
> netbsd:sse2_idlezero_page+0x46
> Is there some kernel option or patch I could try to make the kernel go
> to the backtrace function immediately?  

Look for this line in arch/i386/i386/trap.c:

        printf ("NMI ... going to debugger\n");

Please change it to:

        printf ("NMI ... going to debugger cr4=%lx\n", (long)rcr4());

It may be that SSE is not enabled for some reason.


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