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> In ka.lists.linux.kernel, James Mastros wrote:

> >> btw, I've yet to come across a kernel which required me to live with
> >> "factory defaults".

> >Umm... Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1x, Soloris, SunOS, HP-UX, and any
> >other kernel that dosn't come with source.

> On HP-UX at least, you can relink your kerenel to suit you, without
> necessarily getting the source. That's what their bundled C compiler
> (the K&R, braindead one) is for.

That's also true with SunOS as well. Solaris largely autoconfigures
but there are some tunable files as well. Booting the Solaris kernel
with -r (for rebuild) causes him to reprobe all the hardware and reconfigure
his devices and reread any of the configuration files they use.

> --
> Thomas Koenig, Thomas.Koenig@ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.
> The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double
> logarithmic diagram.

Mike
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