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

From: Rohit Seth <rohit.seth_at_intel.com>
Date: 2006-01-07 07:42:25
On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 10:59 -0800, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> 
> > Vendors look for the upstream defaults and orient themselves on the
> > defconfig.
> 
> they do? That's news to me. I've worked at a vendor for almost 5
> years,
> 3 1/2 years of which I was the person who decided on the configs (with
> external input of course). In those 3 1/2 years I *never* looked at
> defconfig. *never*. And I don't expect other vendor kernel owners to
> do
> things differently; when a config option needs deciding you look at
> the
> description and pick a good value. That's it. Defconfig doesn't
> matter.
> 

IMO something like 128 is a good number as a default for most IA-64
machines.  As Arjan said above, OSVs almost always have their own
reasons and input to choose this number.  And lately there is a trend of
having at least two kernels, one for mostly used platforms and the other
one for bigger configurations.

-rohit

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