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The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your
Mageia operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc. This kernel is compiled for desktop use, single or
multiple i586 processor(s)/core(s) and less than 4GB RAM (usually 3-3.5GB
detected, if you need/want to use all 4GB or more, install kernel-server),
using HZ_1000, voluntary preempt, CFS cpu scheduler and cfq i/o scheduler.

This kernel relies on in-kernel smp alternatives to switch between up & smp
mode depending on detected hardware. To force the kernel to boot in single
processor mode, use the "nosmp" boot parameter.

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