Re: kernel version naming, ISS and SMP

Harald Koenig (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 08:56:33 +0100 (MET)

> and the modules are stored in /lib/modules/2.0.29-ISS.
> I know that this is breaking the module utilities a little bit
> (have been fixed already). I was wondering how of a problem is it causing
> to other people. I hope that indeed, it is causing little or no problem.
> If this was the case, then we could use the same naming to distinguish SMP
> kernel from none SMP. So SMP modules would go in /lib/modules/x.y.z-SMP
> and so on.
> So maybe this would be good for 2.1 to have this. This would allow
> distribution maker to deliver precompiled SMP kernel without having to
> bother with naming conflict.

I really would like to see the module utilities be changed to allow this.
we really need sometimes to switch between SMP and non-SMP on dual-PPros!
and please get this into 2.0 too because I don't like to use hacker kernels
for production just because of this small feature...


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