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Bug#410480: linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-686: PAE breaks Pentium-M CPUs

severity 410480 normal
tags 410480 wontfix

On Sun, Feb 11, 2007 at 10:29:09AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> The change from linux-image-2.6.18-3-xen-686 to linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-686
> of enabling PAE prevents operation on Pentium-M systems and other 686 machines
> that lack PAE.

The patch does not reliable work with non-PAE, so this is clearly a

> The number of 686 class machines with >4G of RAM is extremely small, I expect
> that they are significantly outnumbered by the non-PAE 686 machines.

No. Only some of the Pentium-M cores lacks PAE.


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