[RFC] Drop Non-smp PowerPC Kernel Flavor
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 14 17:00:16 UTC 2012
On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 09:52:01AM -0700, Leann Ogasawara wrote:
> The Ubuntu Kernel Team has been evaluating some of the current
> maintenance burdens for the upcoming Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTS release.
> One area which would reduce the maintenance costs would be to drop the
> non-smp PowerPC kernel flavor. There are currently three PowerPC
Making the associated installer changes shouldn't be a big deal, but I
suggest you ask the Xubuntu and Lubuntu communities about this since a
good proportion of powerpc users are there.
> * non-smp (linux-image-powerpc)
> * smp (linux-image-powerpc-smp)
> * smp-64 (linux-image-powerpc64-smp)
It's not clear to me whether it would make more sense to drop -powerpc
or -powerpc-smp. My memory is that -powerpc-smp was significantly less
used and would be a better candidate for removal. Do you have notes on
which hardware is covered by -powerpc-smp that can't use -powerpc64-smp?
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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