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0001         Linux kernel release 2.4.xx for the IA-64 Platform
0002 
0003    These are the release notes for Linux version 2.4 for IA-64
0004    platform.  This document provides information specific to IA-64
0005    ONLY, to get additional information about the Linux kernel also
0006    read the original Linux README provided with the kernel.
0007 
0008 INSTALLING the kernel:
0009 
0010  - IA-64 kernel installation is the same as the other platforms, see
0011    original README for details.
0012 
0013 
0014 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
0015 
0016    Compiling and running this kernel requires an IA-64 compliant GCC
0017    compiler.  And various software packages also compiled with an
0018    IA-64 compliant GCC compiler.
0019 
0020 
0021 CONFIGURING the kernel:
0022 
0023    Configuration is the same, see original README for details.
0024 
0025 
0026 COMPILING the kernel:
0027 
0028  - Compiling this kernel doesn't differ from other platform so read
0029    the original README for details BUT make sure you have an IA-64
0030    compliant GCC compiler.
0031 
0032 IA-64 SPECIFICS
0033 
0034  - General issues:
0035 
0036     o Hardly any performance tuning has been done. Obvious targets
0037       include the library routines (IP checksum, etc.). Less
0038       obvious targets include making sure we don't flush the TLB
0039       needlessly, etc.
0040 
0041     o SMP locks cleanup/optimization
0042 
0043     o IA32 support.  Currently experimental.  It mostly works.