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davej at redhat.com
Wed Jul 6 17:56:23 UTC 2005
On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 07:53:06PM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le mercredi 06 juillet 2005 à 13:09 -0400, Dave Jones a écrit :
> > On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 07:26:59AM -0500, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> > > Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > > >On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 07:13 -0400, Build System wrote:
> > > >
> > > >>- Drop x86-64 SMP kernels, and make generic kernel use SMP.
> > > >why is this??
> > >
> > > Presumably it's because so many processors these days are either Hyper-
> > > Threaded or (soon) dual-core. At some point, the benefit of building
> > > and shipping uni-processor kernels is less than the cost.
> > Indeed. The proportion of UP vs SMP x86-64's out there is only
> > going to increase in favour of SMP.
> And anyway can't we expect a full RT preempt kernel soonish ? As long as
> we're making everyone SMP.
Current fc5 kernels are preemptable using voluntary preemption,
and have been for about a week or so.
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