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Date:	Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:12:02 +0100
From:	Juergen Gross <>
To:	Пламен Петров 
CC:	'Thomas Gleixner' <>
Subject: Re: [BISECTED] 3.19-rc1 regression - kernel does not load in GRUB
 0.97 (GRUB Legacy)

On 12/28/2014 08:20 AM, Пламен Петров wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Juergen Gross []
>> Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2014 3:48 PM
>> To: Пламен Петров;
>> Cc: 'Thomas Gleixner'
>> Subject: Re: [BISECTED] 3.19-rc1 regression - kernel does not load in GRUB
>> 0.97 (GRUB Legacy)
>> On 12/24/2014 01:28 AM, Пламен Петров wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>> I use GRUB Legacy bootloader (version 0.97) on a couple machines, and
>>> where 3.18.x loads fine, 3.19-rc1 does not.
>>> While compiling I used the attached .config file accompanied by "make
>>> olddefconfig"
>> Can you tell me something about the hardware (processor model)?
>> You are not booting the system under VMWare by any chance?
> As a matter of fact - I am compiling in a VMware Player (6.0.3
> build-1895310) virtual machine, boot testing there, and then if everything
> is OK, I transfer the monolithic kernel produced on 3 virtual machines that
> run on EXSi and 2 actual servers. So along those lines - the failing
> 3.19-rc1 never saw actual hardware - it was all tested (and bisected) inside
> a VM.

Thanks. VMWare having problems with my patch is a known issue. I've
already sent a patch working around that issue (VMWare has a bug
emulating the PAT MSR). You can either use that patch (attached for
your convenience) or use the "nopat" option.


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