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Re: Debian on Fuloong

On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:25:38 +0100
Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> wrote:

> * fxzhang (fxzhang@ict.ac.cn) [100215 05:19]:
> >>> ftp://www.bjlx.org.cn/loongson/squeeze/kernel
> >>> linux-image-2.6.32-fuloong2e-bfs_2.6.32.3-rt4ls-20100108_mipsel.deb
> >> I tried with this kernel image. This freezes even earlier.
> > It is almost sure you don't have right patch for binutils or does
> > not rebuild related binaries use it.
> > The kernel itself should be ok.
> I used the above kernel image (didn't rebuild it myself), and the
> system stopped totally (no network responses anymore, no ssh).
> Does this mean that I as normal user could make any system halt
> totally by using wrong programms? That won't make our sysadmins happy.
> Is the same true for the 2f-boards?

Yes, this is true for 2f.  This is why we *need* the cpu errata, so
that we can apply the workaround/fix at the kernel/hardware level.

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