[rc5] rc5v2, linux, K5

Mike Silbersack silby at execpc.com
Thu Aug 14 13:04:14 EDT 1997

> I just joined this list, so hopefully this is appropriate. I'm running
> rc5v2b4 for Linux, and I have an AMD K5-90 CPU. I've set the client to
> use K5-optimized code. The problem is that it crashes my machine after
> a few hours (everything freezes up). This has happened with all
> versions, since v1. I use kernel 2.0.30 which is pretty stable, and
> the executable is statically linked, so I doubt the OS is causing the
> problem. But I am also not convinced that there is something wrong
> with the rc5 client, because it is very hard to get linux to crash. :) 
> Right now I just want to get some ideas about what the problem could
> possibly be. It is almost like the CPU is overheating, but the machine
> has been under heavy loads before for days at a time without any
> problem. 

>From the symptoms, it sounds to me like you have bad ram, or have your ram
timings set too fast.  Try slowing down your ram timing in your BIOS setup,
and if that doesn't have any effect, borrow some ram from a friend and use
it in place of your ram for a few days.

Mike "Silby" Silbersack
silby at execpc.com

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