New kernel branch for XO-1 and XO-1.5 development
pgf at laptop.org
Thu Jul 9 20:59:29 EDT 2009
> > Given that
> > we are building the for completely different CPU core, we will need
> > different kernel RPMs to make sure our kernel is optimized for the
> > given machine.
> Optimization is one thing; functioning is another.
> Fedora *functions* on just about any x86 system you boot it on. A
> Fedora kernel with OLPC's patches should also *function* when you boot
> that kernel on any x86. Including XO-1 and XO-1.5.
i suspect we all agree that this is the right longer term goal,
modulo the space and performance constraints on XO-1 that you
shorter term, fedora doesn't have many (most?) of our
platform-level changes (even for XO-1), so we're constrained to
shipping a "custom" kernel. plus, no immediate release for the
XO-1 is even on the drawing board. so, while we're trying to
keep the kernel differences for the two boards neatly segregated,
and hopefully in a way that it can all someday be turned into a
runtime decision, it's not a runtime decision right now.
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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