smb kernel support
Joris at familiedobbelsteen.nl
Thu Nov 16 16:07:10 UTC 2006
Skip the links to packages.ubuntu.com, they are completely useless in
this respect. They absolutely don't answer my question: no single
indication of capabilities in any way. I gave up on the descriptions
Lets see if I got it correctly.
That means for 2.6 the 686-smp refers to 686 and the k7-smp refers to
I guess there is little need to load the k7 kernel (don't like it to be
non-standard on upgrades)
It basically boils down:
Installer puts 386 kernel to work.
For uniprocessors this might be recommended, as its probably the best
tested (most widely deployed?).
You should install 686 kernel to get SMP support.
(I don't care about optimizations as much, you get performance from
smart algorithms. I need reliability.)
For AMD64, just keep the generic kernel. It supports SMP.
Its also better tested than other kernels, since it comes as default.
For me, there are good enough reasons not to use 2.4 anyways, apart from
SMP support. Thus I refer to 2.6 kernel builds only.
For >4GB, unknown. I'll look further when I need that some day. Probably
I will be doing such things only a 64-bit system anyways.
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>Subject: RE: smb kernel support
>On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 12:13 +0100, Joris Dobbelsteen wrote:
>> What are the different kernels and capabilities available
>for 6.06 LTS?
>> There is a 386, which is for uniprocessors only
>> These is a 686
>> There is a 686-smp
>There is no kernel that is version 2.6.x AND 686 AND smp. The
>686-smp you see is version 2.4.x, which most people don't use
>anymore. See this package search:
>Since 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake), the 2.6.x kernels that are compiled for
>686 processors are for both uni- and multiprocessors
>> There is a K7
>> There is a K7-smp
>Again, only for version 2.4.x. Version 2.6.x has uni- and
>multiprocessor support rolled into one (just as for the 686
>> How about the AMD64 line of kernels? I guess generic would do.
>There is a amd64-k8 and a amd64-generic. Otherwise I have no
>idea, maybe this helps:
>> How about:
>> * SMP capabilities?
>> * PAE capable (> 4 Gig ram for i386 range)?
>I believe (but not sure) that you need the *-server variant for this:
Why, Windows XP does it too, PAE support enabled by default I believe.
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