linux/Documentation/ia64/README
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   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.
   7
   8INSTALLING 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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  14SOFTWARE 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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  20
  21CONFIGURING the kernel:
  22
  23   Configuration is the same, see original README for details.
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  26COMPILING 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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  32IA-64 SPECIFICS
  33
  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.
  40
  41    o SMP locks cleanup/optimization
  42
  43    o IA32 support.  Currently experimental.  It mostly works.
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