Dapper drake dual core

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 5 16:16:29 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 02:06:00PM +0100, Edwin Lock wrote:
> I have a quick question: Will Dapper drake install the Kernel with SMP by
> default?

The UP and SMP kernels have been unified in Dapper, at least for i386
and amd64. The kernel automatically tunes itself. So, yes.

> I was quite astonished when I installed Breezy and I did not have
> two cores ;) It could confuse users if they have to install a different
> kernel! Suse automatically installs the SMP kernel btw..
> Or is there any reason for not to have SMP?

The reason we didn't do this in the past was purely space restrictions
on the CD; netboot installs always installed an SMP kernel if
appropriate. This still applies to powerpc which hasn't had the UP/SMP
auto-tuning ported to it yet, but no longer to i386 and amd64.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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