Originally Posted by BCarey
Why? The official recommendation is (from CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT):
For most systems, you should use the generic SMP kernel if it will run,
even if your system is not SMP-capable.
If you don't have to use APIC on your UP system (most likely), the SMP kernel only creates problems with ACPI (sometimes), and incompatibilities with some of the iptables filters (the pid filter for example), etc..
I always compile my own kernel for my computers. I don't use what I don't need.
If Martin <tramni1980> is sure that his CPU and chipset support freq scaling (check www.intel.com
), he could recompile the kernel and choose exactly the drivers for his computer.