Bug 111871 - i586-SMP kernel(s) are not being produced
i586-SMP kernel(s) are not being produced
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2003-12-10 22:13 EST by Steve Logue
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-17 12:29:49 EDT
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Description Steve Logue 2003-12-10 22:13:15 EST
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Description of problem:
First ... a bit of history

When RedHat 9 was initially released the i586-SMP kernel(s) were not 
built nor shipped with the distribution.  Later the kernel(s) 
appeared as "updates".  Fine. 

Currently with Fedora Core 1 - again the i586-SMP kernel(s) are not 
being built and distributed.  Nor have the kernel(s) appeared as 
updates, but there is a kernel-2.4.22-i586-smp.config file in the 
kernel source RPM just waiting to be exercised!


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Have i586-SMP machine
2.  Install Fedora Core 1
3.  Update to latest level(s)
    

Actual Results:  No prebuilt i586-SMP kernel available

Expected Results:  A prebuilt i586-SMP kernel should be available

Additional info:

It certainly is no problem to compile one's own i586-SMP kernel, but 
if you do not have access to a Fedora Core 1 machine with the 
software developement packages installed you are hamstrung.

Also if the Fedora project doesn't provide prebuilt i586-SMP kernels 
that fix high severity / security bugs as they occur then the user is 
left to fend and has to continue to custom build his/her kernels per 
security/bugfix demands.  This makes i586-SMP machines "special 
cases".

Please restore the automated building of i586-SMP kernels and QA 
testing thereof.
Comment 1 Tomasz Kepczynski 2003-12-29 11:42:50 EST
I add my vote here as well. Especially that the only thing broken in
my trustfull Pentium SMP box were... CPU fans...
Comment 2 DaddyK 2004-05-11 20:47:40 EDT
agreed!!!!!
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2004-06-17 12:29:49 EDT
fixed as of 2193 kernel. (currently in testing, 2194 to follow)

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