Should we drop non-SMP ia64 kernel images?
The biggest headache with maintaining the ia64 kernel has probably been
with the non-SMP flavours. Generic/non-SMP configs seem to not get much
attention upstream. This makes sense given that most ia64 machines are
SMP capable. In fact, I don't think there's a non-SMP capable ia64
machine on the market these days. A number of them are out there,
however, including the machine I'm using to compose this message...
powerpc64 recently dropped their non-SMP configs, and I'm thinking of
doing the same on ia64. I'd like to know if anyone on the list knows of
a reason to keep UP kernels around.
Specifically, has anyone performed performance degredation measurements
in this area? If not, what types of benchmarks are recommended?