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Re: Should we drop non-SMP ia64 kernel images?

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 01:51:18PM -0600, dann frazier wrote:
> 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?

I am all for dropping UP flavours, though I don't have any numbers
to show for it.


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