Re: Illegal instruction after upgrade
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David S. Miller wrote:
| On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 08:22:25 -0700
| Bruce Pinsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
|>Since that upgrade many processes won't start and even commands like ps are
|>giving back "illegal instruction". I'm guessing that there is some
|>instruction in libc6 that is not valid on the SPARC (i.e. a bug), but am
|>not sure now how to back out of this situation.
| If you have a sun4c system, you are shit outta luck. Current Debian
| is being compiled with hw multiply instructions which are not available
| on sun4c processors, effectively sun4c isn't supported anymore and
| frankly I don't blame them, stick with Sid.
| If you have a sun4m, you need a 2.4.21 or later kernel.
I'm in luck then since I'm on a SPARC 10 which is sun4m. And indeed,
upgrading to 2.4.21 solves the problem.
2.4.20 shows as applicable for sun4c, sun4d, and sun4m. Do newer kernels
only show as supported on sun4m?
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