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Re: compile problems on new k6



On Wed, Nov 19, 1997 at 05:48:07AM +0100, Olivier THARAN wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 1997 at 06:42:21PM +0930, Rick Hawkins wrote:
> > If I tell it to make zImage again, it gets farther each time--until it
> > tells me that the x86 has no "ret" function.
> > 
> > hmm, as i write this, the next one was a sig11.  maybe i'm not coooled
> > enough to run this 166 at 200 (el-cheapo fan that came with it).
> 
> It clearly means that, if you overclocked your K6, the hardware is so
> stressed during a kernel compilation that it does not stand it -- no
> kidding. Go to http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11/ to have a really good
> explanation of what your problem could be.

How old is the K6, and how much RAM do you have Rick?
Some K6s made before a certain week this year had some trouble
with >32mb of RAM that could cause problems like this. I have 64mb
and mine seems fine; I think the magic date was some time in September.
I have my 166 overclocked to 180.

Also regarding the ret thing --- I think that's because something
went wrong earlier just as it died, and when you remake it doesn't
think it needs to recompile that module because it is partially done.
Hence you have to make clean and start over in that case.

Hamish
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