Re: debian boot CDs & G5
Colin Watson writes:
> ... or patch the serial console driver in some way that doesn't
> break too badly on either ...
We tried this, but our fixes didn't work. And there have been
discussions among the kernel hackers recently, with no substantial
> 27MB more space on powerpc CD 1,
AFAICS, the SMP kernels run fine on UP machines. There have been
claims that this comes at a performance hit, if someone convinces me
otherwise, we could drop all UP flavours and rename the SMP flavours,
omitting the -smp in the name. This would save more than 50MB.
> It's not cheap at all.
As it stands, it's the price to pay for supporting the major flagships
of the PowerPC architecture out of the box.
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