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- Linux kernel release 2.4.xx for the IA-64 Platform
-
- These are the release notes for Linux version 2.4 for IA-64
- platform. This document provides information specific to IA-64
- ONLY, to get additional information about the Linux kernel also
- read the original Linux README provided with the kernel.
-
-INSTALLING the kernel:
-
- - IA-64 kernel installation is the same as the other platforms, see
- original README for details.
-
-
-SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
-
- Compiling and running this kernel requires an IA-64 compliant GCC
- compiler. And various software packages also compiled with an
- IA-64 compliant GCC compiler.
-
-
-CONFIGURING the kernel:
-
- Configuration is the same, see original README for details.
-
-
-COMPILING the kernel:
-
- - Compiling this kernel doesn't differ from other platform so read
- the original README for details BUT make sure you have an IA-64
- compliant GCC compiler.
-
-IA-64 SPECIFICS
-
- - General issues:
-
- o Hardly any performance tuning has been done. Obvious targets
- include the library routines (IP checksum, etc.). Less
- obvious targets include making sure we don't flush the TLB
- needlessly, etc.
-
- o SMP locks cleanup/optimization
-
- o IA32 support. Currently experimental. It mostly works.