686-smp kernels old?
stanb at panix.com
Mon Mar 27 19:07:50 UTC 2006
On Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 11:29:22PM -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Karl Goetz wrote:
> > Murray Cumming wrote:
> >> In Dapper, looking at synaptic,
> >> - The latest version of linux-image-686 is 126.96.36.199 (but currently
> >> brings in linux-image-2.6.15-19-686).
> >> - But the latest version of linux-image-686-smp is 188.8.131.52.1 (but
> >> brings in linux-image-184.108.40.206-686-smp).
> >> I perceive that my system is slower when not using a -smp kernel.
> >> Is there a good reason that the smp kernels are so far behind? I fear
> >> that I'd lose a lot of bug fixes if I stayed with those old -smp
> >> versions.
> > hm. i dont have that problem that i can see:
> > kgoetz at Rommel:~$ uname -a
> > Linux Rommel 2.6.15-19-686 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Mar 20 17:33:20 UTC 2006
> > i686 GNU/Linux
> > sure you got linux-686-smp installed?
> otoh, I have the same kernel you have, and don't have an SMP system. afaik,
> there are no longer any separate SMP kernels, so OP is simply looking for
> something that doesn't exist.
> To put it differently, _all_ kernels are now SMP enabled. My uniprocessor
> still stays:
Well, as a data point. I installed from a Breezy CD this weekend on a SMP
machine, and I did not get more than one processor working untill I
apt-get'd teh SMP kerenel.
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