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

On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 04:31:55PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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. 

I am pretty reluctant to add new flavours at this time,
even though I personally suggested adding p4-smp to
enable access hyperthreading. What do others think?


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