Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111871
i586-SMP kernel(s) are not being produced
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 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):
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
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
Please restore the automated building of i586-SMP kernels and QA
I add my vote here as well. Especially that the only thing broken in
my trustfull Pentium SMP box were... CPU fans...
fixed as of 2193 kernel. (currently in testing, 2194 to follow)