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

On Tuesday 27 September 2005 10:18 am, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2005, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > > 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?
> Well, upstream needs to make kernels configured for UP work

I think everybody agrees with this.  It's just that upstream
is *not* keeping UP working, and it's not really Dann's job to
do it (though he has done quite a bit of work in that area).

> and Debian should package them.

Even if the upstream UP kernels "just worked", it's not clear
to me that would be enough users to justify Debian packages
for them.

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