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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.
+ 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.
+ - 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.