About rebuild 2.4.x kernel to support SMP.

From: Yiping Chen (YipingChen@via.com.tw)
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 09:59:44 EST

I know it's not proper ask such question here. But I don't know where can I
post this question.
I download RedHat 7.1 last week, and install it in my dual-CPU enviroment.
I try to rebuild kernel that support SMP in kernel 2.4.2 today , but it
The following is what I did.
1. Install Red Hat 7.1 in my dual-CPU environment
2. type 'uname -a' , the following is the result:
    Linux lab5-1 2.4.2-2smp #1 SMP Sun Apr 8 20:21:34 EDT 2001 i686 unknown
3. cd /usr/src/linux-2.4 (becuase Red Hat link the 2.4.2 kernel source to
4. make mrproper
5. make menuconfig (set SMP and RTC)
6. make dep
7. make clean
8. make bzImage
9. make modules
10. make modules_install
11. edit /etc/lilo.conf
12. run lilo
13. reboot, choose new kernel to boot the system, type 'uname -a'
     Linux lab5-1 2.4.2-2 #1 SMP Wed Apr 25 18:56:05 CST 2001 i686 unknown

My question is why the result of 'uname -r' is not "2.4.2-2smp" , but
Whether I forgot to do something?
It seems that when we compile the 2.4.2 kernel, it will not use -D__SMP__
argument now.
(because I didn't see it in /usr/src/linux-2.4/Makefile, and I didn't see it
when I did 'make bzImage')
If someone ever build 2.4.x kernel which support SMP, please teach me how to
do it.

Yiping Chen
VIA Technologies, Inc.
LAN Software
533 Chung Cheng Road 8F
Hsin Tien, Taipei
TEL : 886-2-22185452 EXT.7512
FAX : 886-2-22187527
E-mail : YipingChen@via.com.tw

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