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

On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 08:52:26AM -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> 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. 

Should Debian be burdened with supplying kernels for these situations?
Or should Debian provide kernels that perform acceptably well for 99% of
their users?

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