Re: Should we drop non-SMP ia64 kernel images?
On Mon, 26 Sep 2005, 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...
non-SMP kernels may be useful for a number of specialized uses. Think
about kexec, test situations, low memory situations and running a
kernel in a virtualized environment.