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Re: Unstable Ruffian

On Wed, 26 Aug 1998, furio ercolessi wrote:

> Did anyone ever managed to get a stable kernel on a Ruffian?
> If yes, please tell me how you did it!
> My Ruffian is driving me nuts, as it crashes within a few days or 
> sometimes even a few hours under a fairly moderate load.
> H/W: Samsung PC164UX (Ruffian), 533MHz/4Mb, two SCSI disks, 
>      S3 video, 256MB RAM, 128M+128M swap on two primary partitions
>      on the two disks.
> S/W: RH 5.1, kernel 2.0.35 from kernel-source-2.0.35-1.alpha.rpm,
>      plus "PYXIS_RESET = 0x0000dead" patch (to allow rebooting) and
>      tulip.c 0.83 replaced with 0.89H (as 0.83 would not compile).
>      I compiled it with egcs 1.0.3a (that I built from sources,
>      with the Haifa scheduler disabled).

Uninstall egcs and stick on gcc 2.8.x or 2.7.x.  
compile - install - reboot - enjoy
Adrian Gartland              [Email:         ade@oregan.net]
Software Engineer            [WWW:   http://www.oregan.net/]
Oregan Networks              [Phone:     +44 (0)1530 563311]

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