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Re: 5.0beta won't boot on a Dell Dimension 8400
On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 09:50:04 +0000
Andrew Doran <ad%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
> 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.
Btw -- both machines have the same BIOS version, A03 from 2004. A09 is
available; it's about two years newer. I wonder if installing it would
make life better or worse...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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