[RFC] Drop Non-smp PowerPC Kernel Flavor
leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Mon Mar 19 21:41:36 UTC 2012
On Sun, 2012-03-18 at 19:41 +0000, Adam Conrad wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for the feedback. In light of this I've had a discussion with
the Ubuntu Kernel Team and we have decided on the following:
1. We will reinstate the non-smp PowerPC kernel flavor for the
Precise 12.04 LTS release. We do have a caveat, see items #3
2. We would still prefer to see the installer default to the
3. Given that PowerPC is not an officially supported architecture,
we will not be required to conduct any PowerPC test builds prior
to upload. In the event of a build failure on PowerPC, it will
not block an Ubuntu kernel release/update nor impede on the
existing Ubuntu kernel SRU cadence . Fixes for these
failures, should they occur, will be applied as they are made
4. In the event of a build failure on PowerPC, the Ubuntu Kernel
Team will ensure linux-meta will resolve to the appropriate
packages in the archive.
5. We will re-evaluate all arch's and Ubuntu kernel flavors which
we are supporting/carrying at UDS-Q. Please attend the UDS-Q
session  if you have a vested interest in this topic.
If there are any questions or concerns about any of the above
stipulations, please let us know.
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