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Bug#214441: debian-installer: should suggest a sane default kernel

Matt Kraai <kraai@alumni.cmu.edu> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 04:04:22PM -0700, Andre Lehovich wrote:
> > On 6 Oct 2003, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > I guess the best choice (unless one has very good reasons) would be
> > > the currently running kernel. We know that that one _is_ working.
> > 
> > Doesn't the installer kernel have many drivers (e.g.
> > audio) removed to keep it small?
> It does have many drivers compiled as modules, but it's not
> specific to the installer.
> > > Type of pu is easy. Number of cpus is tricky. Unless you use a SMP
> > > enabled kernel you don't see the extra cpus in /proc/cpuinfo.
> > 
> > Is there a reason not to use an SMP kernel in the installer?
> > I've never tried to see if it works on uniprocessor
> > machines.
> They work, but are bigger and slower on uniprocessor machines,
> which are more common.

Can one actually compile a normal kernel with 486 _and_ SMP support or
is that only available for 686+?

Maybe we could patch the kernel to include the CPU counting code and
just the CPU counting code. Figuring out how many CPUs one has
shouldn't be that much code.


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