Re: Kernel compile fails on Cyrix...
I had this same problem. I got a patched C compiler from sunsite and
all worked fine. The problem is the CPU.
On Fri, 4 Sep 1998, Mike Brownlow wrote:
> Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 04:14:31 -0500
> From: Mike Brownlow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Jeremy Tregunna <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Kernel compile fails on Cyrix...
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> Jeremy Tregunna <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 Sep 1998 email@example.com wrote:
> > > Hi everybody,
> > >
> > > I just installed hamm on a cyrix 686 system from scratch and
> > > I have 2 problems:
> > >
> > > 1. X11 crashes about once in a hour for no apparent reason.
> > Cyrix has a big problem, what you could try and do is underclock your CPU
> > from say 233 for example, to 200, if you still get this problem, it's
> > because Cyrix makes really shitty CPU's and such, and are not really
> > reliable.
> Hmm, that's funny. Mine works just fine. And it's reliable.
> > > 2. The kernel compile fails during the make menuconfig or make
> > > xconfig. At the first invocation of gcc the compiler dies
> > > saying "internal error - cc1 killed by signnal 11".
> > A sig11 error from gcc usually indicates hardware fault... and since
> > cyrix's are crappy machines (in my opinion and known as a fact) this would
> > be your problem. I would suggest (if you can) dropping the cyrix and
> > picking up a pentium, or a k6.
> Or maybe new ram.
> > > I never installed Debian on a Cyrix, is this a known cyrix problem?
> > > If not what can be the cause?
> I've compiled the kernel many times with my 200 and 233. I have not had a
> problem with Cyrix yet. But that's not going to stop me from getting an
> AMD for some floating point improvements.
> At work I have a pentium 133 machine. It would give me sig 11 all the time
> until I tried out some different ram. Works fine now. Hth.
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