Re: r996 - in trunk/kernel/ia64/kernel-patch-2.6.7-ia64-2.6.7: . debian

From: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes_at_engr.sgi.com>
Date: 2004-08-13 11:32:54
On Thursday, August 12, 2004 5:07 pm, Alex Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 16:30 -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > On Thursday, August 12, 2004 4:03 pm, dann frazier wrote:
> > > On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 09:14:17AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > > Btw, where is this patch from and why wasn't it discussed on
> > > > linux-ia64?
> > >
> > > Alex Williamson sent it to me a few patches to fix build problems on
> > > an earlier 2.6 kernel - this is one that I still need when building
> > > UP kernels w/ 2.6.7.  Here's where the builds fail (both using the
> > > attached config).
> > >
> > > If I remove this patch, it forces DISCONTIGMEM on, which doesn't build
> > > w/o SMP:
> >
> > I think you'll need CONFIG_NUMA and CONFIG_SMP for a generic kernel.
>
>    The point is to be able to provide a working UP kernel.  A generic
> kernel shouldn't be limited to SMP, and NUMA doesn't make much sense on
> a UP kernel....

Here's a patch that fixes a generic build when CONFIG_SMP is turned off.  It 
still doesn't boot on Altix though, I haven't debugged that yet.  The 
addition of a numa.c file should allow for some additional cleanups.

Jesse

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