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Re: 2.6.12 is in testing

On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 10:53:30AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> If the kernel team would really like to handle issues like detecting
> whether an i386 machine running a UP kernel is SMP, I'd be very happy
> for the code for that to move there. However, I don't think the 1:1
> subarch mapping you describe actually exists; it's rife with special
> cases. Colin already designed the code to factor out common information.

I've been meaning to ask why the installer doesn't just boot with an SMP
kernel to determine how many processors the machine has. Is there a problem
with running an SMP kernel on a UP machine?



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