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