Re: Possible problems with D-LINK DFE-550TX (stock sundance driver) under 2.4.18

Dieter Nützel (
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 15:40:36 +0100

On Montag, 25. März 2002 :39, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 03:36:07AM +0100, Dieter Nützel wrote:
> > > Try booting with just one processor (maxcpus=1 boot option) or borrow
> > > two Athlon MP and see if you can reproduce the problem then. If you
> > > can, someone may help you. I you can't reproduce it with one CPU,
> > > you're probably on your own.
> >
> > On "newer" Athlon XP (Duron, Athlon Thoroughbred) L5-4 bridge have to be
> > closed.
> You don't for a minute think that there might be a reason that bridge
> got broken at the factory ? *sigh*, we've been through this topic
> before, I'm tired of arguing it.

Sure, but some wise men said, "there is nothing that simple on this planet".
Some Athlon XP/MP are "broken", so they were labeled as XPs.
In the other case it's simple marketing and business (earning more money).
You can only argue about the distribution. But your are right, I won't do
that. I only want to be sure that David didn't have one of the old XPs.


Dieter Nützel
Graduate Student, Computer Science

University of Hamburg Department of Computer Science @home:

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