KernelNattyVersionAndFlavours

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Discuss the mainline baseline version for Natty. Also discuss the current kernel flavours for each architecture. Discuss the mainline baseline version for Natty. Also discuss the current kernel flavours for each architecture.  Discuss the current settings of HZ for each flavour.
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== Kernel Version ==

Discussions on which mainline kernel base is appropriate for Natty. As Natty is not an LTS we do not require a specific version for alignment upstream. Therefore we will be using the latest version released at kernel freeze.

== Flavours ==

=== Current Flavours ===

==== Distro ====
||'''Architecture'''||'''Flavour'''||'''Description'''||
|| i386 || generic || kernel for desktop machines with less than 4GB of ram ||
|| i386 || generic-pae || kernel for desktop machines with more than 4GB of ram ||
|| i386 || virtual || kernel for virtual machine use (KVM/EC2) ||
|| amd64 || generic || kernel for desktop machines ||
|| amd64 || server || kernel for server machines ||
|| amd64 || virtual || kernel for virtual machine use (KVM/EC2) ||
|| armel || versatile || kernel for ARM versatile (QEMU) ||
|| armel || omap || kernel for ARM OMAP-3 hardware ||

==== Ports ====
||'''Architecture'''||'''Flavour'''||'''Description'''||
|| powerpc || powerpc || ??? ||
|| powerpc || powerpc-smp || ??? ||
|| powerpc || powerpc64-smp || ??? ||


== HZ ==
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   * PROPOSAL: i386 64bit kernel
 * optimal HZ per flavour

Summary

Discuss the mainline baseline version for Natty. Also discuss the current kernel flavours for each architecture. Discuss the current settings of HZ for each flavour.

Release Note

None.

Kernel Version

Discussions on which mainline kernel base is appropriate for Natty. As Natty is not an LTS we do not require a specific version for alignment upstream. Therefore we will be using the latest version released at kernel freeze.

Flavours

Current Flavours

Distro

Architecture

Flavour

Description

i386

generic

kernel for desktop machines with less than 4GB of ram

i386

generic-pae

kernel for desktop machines with more than 4GB of ram

i386

virtual

kernel for virtual machine use (KVM/EC2)

amd64

generic

kernel for desktop machines

amd64

server

kernel for server machines

amd64

virtual

kernel for virtual machine use (KVM/EC2)

armel

versatile

kernel for ARM versatile (QEMU)

armel

omap

kernel for ARM OMAP-3 hardware

Ports

Architecture

Flavour

Description

powerpc

powerpc

???

powerpc

powerpc-smp

???

powerpc

powerpc64-smp

???

HZ

BoF agenda and discussion

  • Kernel Version
  • Flavours
    • PROPOSAL: i386 64bit kernel
  • optimal HZ per flavour

Decisions


CategorySpec

KernelTeam/Specs/KernelNattyVersionAndFlavours (last edited 2010-12-08 14:42:07 by apw)