linux 2.6.16

Javier javiermon at
Thu Apr 20 07:10:27 UTC 2006

On 4/20/06, Michel D'HOOGE <michel.dhooge at> wrote:
> 2006/4/20, John L Fjellstad <john-ubuntu at>:
> > >From what I understand, linux 2.6.16 won't be part of Dapper. Anyone know
> > what patches Ubuntu applies to the kernel?  Is it just the Debian
> > patches?
> If you compare debian and ubuntu repositories, debian is much more versatile
> on linux-images! In debian, there are images for single proc and multi procs
> (SMP) while it seems that ubuntu provides a single image for both (I have a
> single cpu and uname -a reports SMP!)
> So I guess this is not a one-for-one between debian and ubuntu. However,
> AFAIK unless you have really special hardware it should be quite transparent
> to install a debian image. But maybe I am wrong since ubuntu spent a lot of
> time improving (successfully) the boot time.
> My 0.02€
> Michel
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AFAIK the kernel 2.6.16 detects SMP system dinamically, so there's no
need for different compiled binaries. This was backported to dapper's
kernel (2.6.15).



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