Kernel for Intel Atom N270: Processor family, SMP
Hi, I'm configuring vanilla kernel 2.6.27-rc6 on Asus EEE 901 netbook running gentoo.
Here is /proc/cpuinfo:
According to gentoo wiki safe Cflags for Intel Atom N270 are:
I have also discovered, that default Xandros uses
It's my first custom kernel and I have no clear idea of what does these options actually mean. I will appreciate any help with this questions. If there are links to info about what is hidden under each of them, I would gladly read it.
PS Sorry for my English.
im sure its not P4 or M
atom is new Processor
Okay, but there is no option "Atom" in kernel config. One have to choose between existing processor families. But what is the closest one? What should I take into account choosing it?
Core2 is the way to go according to the kernel config and my working ATOM
I just recompiled my stock Slackware install kernel with Core2 selected due to the help for the CPU type in the kernel config.
Go to the Core2 and select help or just read below if you're in xconfig and you'll see:
"Select this for Intel Core 2 and new Core 2 Xeons ... You can distinguish newer from older Xeons by the CPU family in /proc/cpuinfo. Newer ones have 6 and older ones 15..."
Taking a hunch and assuming I could always back out by having both selectable on boot up with LILO, I selected the Core2/newer Xeon option, took off Generic X86 support, and then made my other mods and recompiled, deployed, booted, and it's running fine now.
Just putting my modules in as necessary and I'll be off to the races in no time!
Lyle M. Wood
Atom now a kernel CPU type option
I recently rebuilt my ATOM-powered Aspire ONE and noticed that ATOM is now a CPU type that is selectable.
If you've updated your kernels recently or reinstalled, please ensure you view all options.
I'm pretty sure this thread is dead, but I just wanted to bring everyone into the loop in case they haven't had a chance.
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