Re: Dropping the amd64-generic flavour
What about k8-smp?
On Monday 26 June 2006 07:58, Troy Benjegerdes wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 08:06:39PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > 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.
> I'm going to second this suggestion.
> The time I spend waiting for both a -k8 and -emt64 version to download
> and install when I'm upgrading a few machines is going to be far longer
> than any time saved by some optimizations that aren't already
> done by the generic kernel.
> Just make a 'amd64-generic' kernel and be done with it, unless you have
> benchmarks showing a real performance difference.