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Based on kernel version 3.15.4. Page generated on 2014-07-07 09:03 EST.

1	        Linux kernel release 2.4.xx for the IA-64 Platform
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3	   These are the release notes for Linux version 2.4 for IA-64
4	   platform.  This document provides information specific to IA-64
5	   ONLY, to get additional information about the Linux kernel also
6	   read the original Linux README provided with the kernel.
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8	INSTALLING the kernel:
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10	 - IA-64 kernel installation is the same as the other platforms, see
11	   original README for details.
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14	SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
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16	   Compiling and running this kernel requires an IA-64 compliant GCC
17	   compiler.  And various software packages also compiled with an
18	   IA-64 compliant GCC compiler.
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21	CONFIGURING the kernel:
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23	   Configuration is the same, see original README for details.
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26	COMPILING the kernel:
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28	 - Compiling this kernel doesn't differ from other platform so read
29	   the original README for details BUT make sure you have an IA-64
30	   compliant GCC compiler.
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32	IA-64 SPECIFICS
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34	 - General issues:
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36	    o Hardly any performance tuning has been done. Obvious targets
37	      include the library routines (IP checksum, etc.). Less
38	      obvious targets include making sure we don't flush the TLB
39	      needlessly, etc.
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41	    o SMP locks cleanup/optimization
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43	    o IA32 support.  Currently experimental.  It mostly works.
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