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

From: Dave Jones <davej_at_redhat.com>
Date: 2006-01-07 08:00:24
On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 10:37:33AM -0800, Christoph Lameter wrote:
 > On Fri, 6 Jan 2006, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
 > 
 > > > The dicey thing in all of this is that the generic kernels will be used
 > > > for the certification of applications. If the cpu limit is too low then
 > > > applications will simply not be certified for these high processor counts.
 > > > One may encounter problems if the app is then run with a higher processor
 > > > count.
 > > 
 > > Do you equate a 'defconfig' kernel with a generic kernel?
 > > 
 > > I would expect certs to be done on vendor kernels, and as
 > > Arjan has suggested, they will have their own configs,
 > > not defconfig.
 > 
 > Vendors look for the upstream defaults and orient themselves on the 
 > defconfig. It is best to have as much common code and configurations as 
 > possible.

As someone who builds vendor kernels, I can say this isn't true (from my
experience at least).  When a new config option appears, I look at the
Kconfig, and make a decision.  I *never* even look at the defconfig, as
a lot of the time, they are either out of date, or irrelevant.

		Dave

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