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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. 

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