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Re: Kernel Divide error trap

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Kernel Divide error trap
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 23:47:31 +0200
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On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 11:43:31PM +0200, Daniel Wagner wrote:
> Well that's only one side of the truth. AMD had in those K6 series an
> very fast loop optimation. It was so fast, that Windows couldn't boot
> correctly, because they did also counting down a counter. The result was
> used as a dividend which caused and division by zero.

You have precisely described what could be happening here.

So I guess that the code is really broken on such processors heavily
optimizing at run time.  I will look into how to use the BogoMIPS
calculation.  oskit-mach should work without changes (this code isn't in
oskit-mach anymore).


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