[RFC] Drop Non-smp PowerPC Kernel Flavor

Leann Ogasawara leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Wed Mar 14 18:01:59 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-03-14 at 17:00 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> 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
> > flavors:
> 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.

Adding lubuntu-users and Julien Lavergne to the discussion to get their
feedback regarding the impact on Lubuntu users.

As Micah noted, Xubuntu stopped producing PowerPC images due to a lack
of testers.

> >  * 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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