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Old 02-06-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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I want Know, how many kernel in slackware?


When I read the article "Configure your new Slackware System" in documents Slackware
I knowing There is a two kernel, the "huge" and the "generic" and I knowing what difference between it. ok.

when I install slackware 14.1,32bit. In the first step I press F2, I found two kernel also!

the "hugesmp" kernel and the "kmssmp" kernel!

Is there a four kernel in slackware?
1 - huge
2 - generic
3 - hugesmp
4 - kmssmp

I wante a clear answer,Please

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Old 02-06-2014, 04:30 PM   #2
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The non-SMP kernels are mostly geared for older 32-bit systems in which certain Pentium series CPUs can not support an SMP kernel.

The modern 64-bit kernels are SMP only kernels.
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Well, 'kmssmp' is really 'hugesmp' booted without the 'nomodeset' parameter.

In 32 bit, the four kernels are really 'huge' and 'huge-smp', 'generic' and 'generic-smp'. As ReaperX7 says, use SMP unless you have a really old processor (older than a P-III, or some models of the Pentium M that don't support PAE.)


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