RE: [PATCH] ia64: change defconfig to NR_CPUS==1024

From: Luck, Tony <tony.luck_at_intel.com>
Date: 2006-01-07 04:45:20
>Why can't we keep the default below 64?  Surely the 0.1% of the market
>which needs more than 64 cpus can recompile their kernel ...

I suppose that depends on your expectations from defconfig.  In my
mind its the one that builds into a kernel that will boot and run
on just about any box.  People who want to get a bit of extra performance
will do the re-compilation to strip out the bits that they don't want
and tune down limits that are set higher than they need.  I only
ever boot a defconfig kernel to check that it still works, my systems
all run tiger_defconfig/zx1_defconfig based most of the time.  But
perhaps I'm the weird one?

There are quite a few >16 socket boxes out there, which will give
you >64 cpus with Montecito ... so I don't think that the >64 cpu
system is going to remain in the noise for long.

-Tony
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