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  1. #1
    samrat rao NNTP User

    Default kernel 2.6.25.18 or 2.6.25.5 for openSUSE 11.0


    Hi,
    The kernel that my openSUSE 11.0 has is 2.6.25.18-pae. In webpin is
    see that kernel 2.6.25.5 is also available. Which is the latest version?
    If 2.6.25.5 is the latest, will it cause problems if i decide to upgrade
    to it?

    And what is kernet-rt, the realtime linux kernel?


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    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: kernel 2.6.25.18 or 2.6.25.5 for openSUSE 11.0 ?


    18 > 5 so you already have the latest.


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    samrat rao NNTP User

    Default Re: kernel 2.6.25.18 or 2.6.25.5 for openSUSE 11.0 ?


    ken_yap;1916516 Wrote:
    > 18 > 5 so you already have the latest.

    And now i feel sheepish. I assumed that 2.6.25.5 was a different
    'series', but then webpin also has 2.6.25.9 => my brainbox was not
    working too well.

    I thought that motherboards for 32 bit processors did not have more
    than 4GB memory support, so why one needs PAE support ?


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  4. #4
    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: kernel 2.6.25.18 or 2.6.25.5 for openSUSE 11.0 ?


    Some do. Why -pae gets installed in some cases I don't know. I have this
    400 MHz Celeron with only 256MB but the installer picked -pae. The
    processor is capable of PAE, that extension goes back a long way, but
    anything approaching 4GB on this motherboard is simply dreaming.


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    samrat rao NNTP User

    Default Re: kernel 2.6.25.18 or 2.6.25.5 for openSUSE 11.0 ?


    Is there any talk of the Linux kernel not being made for 32 bit
    processors sometime in the near future? Cos i have a P4 and everyone now
    buys dual cores or quad cores or amd's 64 bit ones.


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    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: kernel 2.6.25.18 or 2.6.25.5 for openSUSE 11.0 ?


    No, why should they? Lots of computers in the world still run 32-bit.
    Netbooks for example, which is a fast growing area.

    The number of cores is not correlated with 32 or 64 bit.


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    samrat rao NNTP User

    Default Re: kernel 2.6.25.18 or 2.6.25.5 for openSUSE 11.0 ?


    ken_yap;1916538 Wrote:
    > No, why should they? Lots of computers in the world still run 32-bit.
    > Netbooks for example, which is a fast growing area.This makes me
    > The number of cores is not correlated with 32 or 64 bit.Ja, but i thought that Intel's multi-core desktop processors were

    64-bit.

    anyways, what i needed to know about Linux supporting 32-bit kernels, i
    know now. Thanks.


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  8. #8
    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: kernel 2.6.25.18 or 2.6.25.5 for openSUSE 11.0 ?


    There are still quite a few multicore 32-bit processors also. There has
    been talk about the possibility of fabricating lots (hundreds,
    thousands) of the basic original Pentium core on one chip for
    multiprocessing.

    Supporting multiple architectures in Linux isn't that hard. The vast
    majority of the kernel code is architecture independent. Only a small
    number of lines have to be specific to the architecture. Since the
    x86_64 arch has as a subset the i386 arch, that is another reason you
    can expect the i386 arch to be supported well into the foreseeable
    future.


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