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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ia64: change defconfig to NR_CPUS==1024
    On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 09:45:20AM -0800, Luck, Tony wrote:
    > >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?

    defconfig's are usually not intended for running on all supported
    machines, they are more a base for compile-tests and a starting point
    for building an own configuration.

    If you intend to use the ia64 defconfig in a different way I don't
    see any strong point against it.

    But if you seriously want a defconfig "that builds into a kernel that
    will boot and run on just about any box", please change your defconfig
    to ITANIUM=y,MCKINLEY=n. "People who want to get a bit of extra
    performance" can still change their configuration to omit support for
    the original Itanium.

    > -Tony



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    of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
    "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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