On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 10:48:46AM +0200, Yoann Allain wrote:
> I'm actually trying to start a 2.4 kernel on our new card.
> The kernel freezes when enabling interrupts with sti() in start_kernel()
> (just before calculating BogoMips...).
> This looks like an interrupts is up when enabling so that it stops the
> MIPS and freezes the kernel.
> I'm looking after this interrupt but I would like to know if there could
> be any others reasons for my kernel to freeze when doing a call to sti();
This is a fairly scenario and as you suspect it's being caused by interrupt
problems, such as interrupts still pending from the firmware, being
not initialized at all or similar.