linker dies on PII but works on 486,P5,PPro

linker dies on PII but works on 486,P5,PPro

Post by Tuan Q Hoa » Thu, 18 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Ok, I know this is an old kernel but just bare with me.
I'm running kernel 1.3.59 and compiling a program.
Everything runs fine when my machine is either an Intel 486,
Pentium, or Pentium Pro.  I run into problems when its a
Pentium II.  All the C++ files compile fine but when it
tries to link the object files, the process dies and just keeps
lingering.  I ultimately have to reboot and keep trying but
that doesn't always work.

I'm using ld version:
ld version cygnus/linux-2.5.2l.17 (with BFD cygnus/linux-2.5.2l.11)


Tuan Hoang


1. 486 at 33 PANICS; 486 at 16 works

I have a no-name clone PC with an AMI BIOS and SCSI disk. In the FAQ I saw
a note about problems with slow DRAMs and fast disks, which is what I have.
However, other than buying faster DRAMs (mine are 70nsec) there was no other
fix to the problem -- I think it's a DMA conflict.

Currently I'm running pl12 fine at 16Mhz, but I would like to go back to
something closer to 33Mhz without spending big$$. The system runs DOS fine.

I tried seting the BIOS to use wait states, but this did not change anything.

Any hints or suggestions welcomed! Should I go get a 25Mhx Xtal? Will LINUX
use wait states set up in the BIOS setup screen?

LINUX is great; this has been my only major block in getting the system up.
This computer is the email & Internet server for my kids' grade school. Once
I get my router working will be online with 300 kids
exploring the net!


2. STREAMS message problem

3. Pentium-optimized compiler is slower then 486 gcc-2.5.8 on P5 !!!

4. System become unstable after reset

5. PII or PPro?

6. Framebuffer - keyboard problems

7. PPro dual 180 or PII 233?

8. NFS Write error whilst doing a net install

9. PPro v PII

10. Single/Dual PII/PPro for number crunching?

11. FPU performance of Pentium vs. K6 vs. Ppro vs. PII

12. Why does PPro fail my test (will the PII also)?

13. Dual PII 300 vs. Dual PPro 200 (512)