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Re: Including a low-latency kernel images in Debian for use with CDD DeMuDi.

Ok, after a small chat with a part of the kernel team, it appears that :

1) preempt (and other -RT features ?) are still too broken for enabling in the
main flavours.

2) the kernel team has not the ressources to track these preempt flavours, and
the (load of) additional bug report they will create.

3) it is now relatively easy to add preempt flavours, and from a technically
packaging infrastructure this would be a no brainer.

So, given this, if the support of these -RT kernels will be handled only by
the existing kernel team, then there is no way we want to add those, but on
the other hand, if there is additional ressources added to the kernel team to
handle those flavours and the accompanying bug reports, we would be willing to
add a few select flavours. I guess those would be the i386, amd64, and powerpc
(at least the powerpcs and powerpc64 flavours, do we really need to care about
32bit smp systems for this ?).


Sven Luther

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