Re: Dropping the amd64-generic flavour
On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 08:20:56AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Frederik Schueler:
> > -generic is odd and too long. I am considering to change the naming
> > scheme completely, and call the flavours 2.6.x-y-amd64 and
> > 2.6.x-y-em64t respectively.
> Newer GCCs produce AMD64 code which is supposed to be closed to
> optimal to what GCC can produce on EM64T. Does it still make sense to
> distinguish between them? Or has it got something to do with the way
> the kernel sets up its data structures?
The officially recommended way to build a distro kernel is to build
the generic one. It's as fast as the specific ones because it uses
some binary patching during bootup. The only thing you save with the
specific options is a tiny little bit of space.
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