0001 Linux kernel release 2.4.xx for the IA-64 Platform
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.
0008 INSTALLING the kernel:
0010 - IA-64 kernel installation is the same as the other platforms, see
0011 original README for details.
0014 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
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.
0021 CONFIGURING the kernel:
0023 Configuration is the same, see original README for details.
0026 COMPILING the kernel:
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.
0032 IA-64 SPECIFICS
0034 - General issues:
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.
0041 o SMP locks cleanup/optimization
0043 o IA32 support. Currently experimental. It mostly works.