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Re: building kernel 2.0.x under potato

On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, John Lapeyre wrote:

>chris>Yeah, 2.7.2.* is the canonical compiler for 2.0 kernels.  Can you
>chris>post what's actually going wrong?
>  I could.  The system hangs when I tar and gzip a large directory.  I
>get no OOPS or any message in any log.  It is hard to see what is
>happening. But it happens everytime I make the tar file with 2.2.10 and
>2.2.12, and never (I tried 10 times in a row ) with 2.0.36.  There is
>some noise on the kernel list of similar problems from people  using an
>AMD K6-2.  I still have not tried swapping CPUs, and memory, etc.

Another data point: Actually, I've noticed the same problem with my
P166MMX laptop. Except that it usually bites when dpkg is unpacking a big
package or a lot of packages in one pass. 


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