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    SubjectRe: 2.3 wish: integrate pcmcia into mainstream kernel
    Mark Lord <mlord@pobox.com> wrote:
    > That's not the issue here, Alan.

    Er.. there seems to be more than one issue.

    > Besides all of which, it ain't that hard to create a bootable cdrom
    > that requires *less* memory for initrd than the current ones!
    > Just nuke all of the non-cdrom-install crap from the cdrom boot image.

    There's something to be said for simplicity. Installation happens rarely
    for many people (and so should be optimized for simplicity). And, not
    all people install Linux as provided by some multi-million dollar company.

    And you're ignoring the other issues Linus was talking about [for example,
    kernel support for removable peripherals].

    --
    Raul

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