Linux kernel release for the IA-64 Platform¶
These are the release notes for Linux since 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.
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.
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.
SMP locks cleanup/optimization
IA32 support. Currently experimental. It mostly works.