Linux-image-686 : Obsoleted ?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Thu Nov 16 19:46:20 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 14:21 -0500, Gregory Piñero wrote:
> How does this affect dual core CPU's though?  I was told that one
> needs -686 to actually use dual cores at the same time.  Please
> advise.
> And my experience seems to bear that out.  I installed dapper on a
> dual core machine about two months ago.  After install, cat
> /proc/cpuinfo showed only one CPU, but then I did
> sudo apt-get install linux-686-smp  and after that cat /proc/cpuinfo
> showed two CPUs.

      * Breezy: *-686 kernel for uniproc, *-686-smp for multiproc
      * Dapper: only *-686 which supports both uni- and multiproc
        (*-686-smp metapackages only there to support upgrades from
        Breezy, but actually obsolete)
      * Edgy: no specific *-686 build anymore, *-generic supports all
        CPUs of Intel x86 architecture, both uni- and multiproc


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