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Re: R5000 oops

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Subject: Re: R5000 oops
From: <nick@mail.snowman.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 17:52:57 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: Jason Mesker <jasonm@tool.net>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>, "debian-mips@lists.debian.org" <debian-mips@lists.debian.org>, "linux-mips@fnet.fr" <linux-mips@fnet.fr>, "linux-mips@oss.sgi.com" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>, "linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu" <linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu>
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I have a R5k indy with 128meg and 2x2gig disks that I can test on.  It's
currently running irix, but i've been meaning to install linux on it.  If
one of you can tell me what I should test/test for I'd be willing to try.
        Nick

On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Jason Mesker wrote:
> > I am running kernel version: 2.4.0 test 3 pre 2.  I am useing wesolows 
> > vmlinux-0704b kernel.
> > 
> > I think I have found the problem though.  I was running the system without 
> > swap and with 64Megs of RAM.  I added around 20 megs of swap space and did 
> > the
> > configure again and it worked fine.  I am actually compiling now and will 
> > let the status be known if it completes or not.  As of right now everything 
> > looks
> > like it is working fine with the swap enabled.
> 
> I suspect that's not the problem, though. 64 MB of RAM should not be exhausted
> that fast.
> 
> I saw lots of similar oopses on the NEC DDB Vrc-5074 with various 2.3.x
> kernels. Other people reported similar oopses with other machines. And the
> common factor is the R5000.
> 
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
> 
>                                               Geert
> 
> --
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} -- geert@linux-m68k.org
> 
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like 
> that.
>                                                           -- Linus Torvalds
> 


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