[RFC] Drop Non-smp PowerPC Kernel Flavor

Adam Conrad adconrad at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 18 19:41:39 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:39:42AM -0700, Leann Ogasawara wrote:
> Jeremy Kerr did some testing a while back and noted that the PowerPC smp
> flavor should run on non-smp hardware, but did acknowledge there could
> be a slight performance degradation.

For the record, the powerpc-smp kernel doesn't boot AT ALL on my G3
PowerMac.  Doesn't even get far enough to init video of any sort, so
I can't tell you what the problem is.

I'm downloading the source right now, but I have a sneaking suspicion
that, perhaps, our powerpc-smp kernel is built for >= G4 (since that
was the first PPC32 SMP hardware anyone cared about), and thus won't
boot on any older CPUs.

... Adam

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