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Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
author Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@citrix.com>
date Tue Apr 15 15:18:58 2008 +0100 (2008-04-15)
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1 Linux kernel release 2.4.xx for the IA-64 Platform
3 These are the release notes for Linux version 2.4 for IA-64
4 platform. This document provides information specific to IA-64
5 ONLY, to get additional information about the Linux kernel also
6 read the original Linux README provided with the kernel.
8 INSTALLING the kernel:
10 - IA-64 kernel installation is the same as the other platforms, see
11 original README for details.
14 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
16 Compiling and running this kernel requires an IA-64 compliant GCC
17 compiler. And various software packages also compiled with an
18 IA-64 compliant GCC compiler.
21 CONFIGURING the kernel:
23 Configuration is the same, see original README for details.
26 COMPILING the kernel:
28 - Compiling this kernel doesn't differ from other platform so read
29 the original README for details BUT make sure you have an IA-64
30 compliant GCC compiler.
32 IA-64 SPECIFICS
34 - General issues:
36 o Hardly any performance tuning has been done. Obvious targets
37 include the library routines (IP checksum, etc.). Less
38 obvious targets include making sure we don't flush the TLB
39 needlessly, etc.
41 o SMP locks cleanup/optimization
43 o IA32 support. Currently experimental. It mostly works.