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Re: Sarge, kernel-image, and i586-SMP

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 03:28:47PM -0400, Steaphan Greene wrote:
> I've been frustrated for a while by the fact that debian doesn't seem to
> have a kernel to support my router (which is a dual pentium-MMX)
> out-of-the-box.  I also notice that this seems to still be true (so far)
> for sarge.  While it is no big deal to roll my own kernel with
> make-kpkg, it is really a pain to do so every time a new fault is found
> with the kernel - which has happened a lot lately.
> Is there a reason why SMP support is only included for 686 and AMD
> processors?  Am I missing something?  Is there something I can do to
> help change this for sarge?  Any info would be appreciated.

While this thread seems to drift into all kinds of silliness let's
return to the real question.

Except for a longer build time there's no real reason to not support
SMP for pentium-class cpus.  Please fill a wishlist bug against the
kernel package so this is archived, but I can't guarantee this will
still happen for sarge. 

> Thanks.
> -- 
> Steaphan Greene <sgreene@cs.binghamton.edu>
> GPG public key: http://www.cs.binghamton.edu/~sgreene/gpg.key.txt

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