Bug 202834 - RFE: add NUMA support to i686 kernel
RFE: add NUMA support to i686 kernel
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Riek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-08-16 13:22 EDT by Jon Stanley
Modified: 2010-06-07 01:37 EDT (History)
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Description Jon Stanley 2006-08-16 13:22:22 EDT
This is a RFE to add NUMA support to i686 kernel.  The NUMA config option is not
enabled on the default i686 kernels, and should be (maybe a kernel-smp-numa or
kernel-hugemem-numa package or something?).

I realize that there may be some stability issues with running the NUMA kernel
on non-NUMA hardware, but there is advantage to be gained by using it on NUMA
hardware where we cannot (for various reasons) use the x86_64 kernel.
Comment 1 Jason Baron 2006-08-22 14:35:46 EDT
interesting request...perhaps this might be appropriate for just the hugemem
kernel? We'll investigate...

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