Re: Referring what kernel-images to build to the technical committee?
>>>>> "Herbert" == Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Herbert> Steve Greenland <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Confusion: Adding 8 (or whatever it is) variations of each
>> kernel version is going to make it harder to select the
>> appropriate one. There is some fraction of the target audience
>> who won't know what kind of CPU they have, and we don't want to
>> have to add to the Debian installation instructions:
>> "Now open your computer's case, and locate the large chip with
>> fans hanging off of it. Write down the numbers and letters on
>> top of the chip. Now look them up in this table to determine
>> the best kernel for your machine."
Herbert> There is a file called /proc/cpuinfo you know.
Thats fine if you have already booted Linux. However, if you are
reading the installation instructions (as what Steve was saying), then
you probably do not have a Linux system yet.
Whats the point of finding out what the correct kernel is only after
you have downloaded it?
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>