Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208473
build PowerNow-K8 as a built-in instead of a module
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:27 EST
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Description of problem:
PowerNow-K8 is a built-in for x86_64 but is a module for i386. It should be a built-in for consistency (between arches and with RHEL5)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. see that powernow is a module not built-in
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inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
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We have a customer complaing about the fact that the driver is built-in on
x86_64. They want to replace it with an external module, and can't do so because
it is built-in.
Can we go the other way, and instead of building it in for x86_64, make it a
module on i386?
The current plan is to make this a module for i386. Additional init script logic
will be needed to make this work out-of-the-box. The initial reason for this BZ
being filed was so things worked out-of-the-box. The current plan accomplishes both.