686-smp kernels old?

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net
Sat Mar 25 13:34:34 GMT 2006


Trent Lloyd wrote:
> I beleive that the default 686 kernel is now compiled with SMP by
> default, see /proc/cpuinfo.
> 
hm. on closer inspection:

apt-cache show linux-image-2.6.15-19-686
<snip>
Description: Linux kernel image for version 2.6.15 on
PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV SMP/UP
 This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.15 on
 Pentium Pro/Celeron/Pentium II/Pentium III/Pentium IV with SMP support,
 the corresponding System.map file, and the modules built by the packager.
<snip>

i should have noticed that...
kk

> the non-version-specific smp packages should probably be morgued.
> 
> Cheers,
> Trent
> 
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 01:49:39PM +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
>> In Dapper, looking at synaptic,
>>
>> - The latest version of linux-image-686 is 2.6.15.18 (but currently
>> brings in linux-image-2.6.15-19-686).
>> - But the latest version of linux-image-686-smp is 2.6.12.16.1 (but
>> brings in linux-image-2.6.12.10-686-smp).
>>
>> I perceive that my system is slower when not using a -smp kernel.
>>
>> Is there a good reason that the smp kernels are so far behind? I fear
>> that I'd lose a lot of bug fixes if I stayed with those old -smp
>> versions.
>>
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