good learning experience for Linux

Dan Kegel dank at
Fri Apr 23 01:58:37 EST 2004

Steven Blakeslee wrote:
> I sent a message earlier today about getting a "swap_dup: Bad swap file
> entry 0e18d55c" error.  I found the problem and fixed it and wanted to share
> it with people who are still learning this stuff, like myself.
> After 2 days of pounding on my head I found the file
> Documentation/powerpc/cpu_features.txt  It explained how the file
> arch/ppc/kernel/cputable.c has a list of the known powerPC PVRs(processor
> version register).  The 8248 was not in there so it was using a default
> entry.  That was the cause of my problems.  I added a new entry for the 8248
> and all is working.  My lesson was a little research makes things much
> nicer.  Lesson learned.

So, is this already in the latest kernel sources?  If not,
have you considered sending in a patch?
- Dan

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