rawhide report: 20050706 changes

Dave Jones 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.

		Dave





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