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Re: Memory corruption: is anybody who remeber why ?!

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Subject: Re: Memory corruption: is anybody who remeber why ?!
From: Richard van den Berg <R.vandenBerg@inter.NL.net>
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 14:25:44 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <XFMail.000525184059.Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
On Thu, 25 May 2000, Harald Koerfgen wrote:

> On 22-Jul-99 Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > CVSROOT:      /src/ftp/cvs
> > Module name:  linux
> > Changes by:   ralf@linus.linux.sgi.com        99/07/21 18:57:14
> > 
> > Modified files:
> >       include/asm-mips: Tag: linux_2_2 pgtable.h 
> > 
> > Log message:
> >       Away you demons of memory corruption.  Burn, bug burn ...

But they returned:

On Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Harald Koerfgen wrote:

> On 15-Feb-00 Richard van den Berg wrote:
> > On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Harald Koerfgen wrote:
> > 
> >> Log message:
> >>      o bootmem fixes for DECstations
> >>      o declarations in pgtable.h fixed
> >>      o cache management for R3000 improved
> > 
> > [ravdberg@dolce ravdberg]$ uname -a
> > Linux dolce 2.3.38 #5 Mon Feb 14 19:13:31 CET 2000 mips unknown
> > [ravdberg@dolce ravdberg]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
> > cpu                     : MIPS
> > cpu model               : R3000A V3.0
> > system type             : Digital Personal DECstation 5000/xx
> > BogoMIPS                : 24.84
> > byteorder               : little endian
> > unaligned accesses      : 0
> > wait instruction        : no
> > microsecond timers      : no
> > extra interrupt vector  : no
> > hardware watchpoint     : no
> > VCED exceptions         : not available
> > VCEI exceptions         : not available
> 
> Never mind, but, beware, swapping is broken for 2.3.38 with R3000.
> 
> While talking about the subject, I've put some assumptions into the
> optimisation which seem to be valid for R3000As, but I am not exactly shure if
> they are true for other R2000/R3000 variants. Thus, I'd like to have some
> feedback from other boxes, for example DS2100/3100 or Bagets.

On 2.3.99-pre8 swapping is still broken... 2.3.21 is the latest version
with swapping working on R3000 DECstation I know of.

Regards,
Richard

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