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SubjectRe: Universal debug macros.
Chmouel Boudjnah wrote:
>
> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@transmeta.com> writes:
>
> > > > Something RedHat & co may want to consider doing is providing a basic
> > > > kernel and have, as part of the install procedure or later, an
> > > > automatic recompile and install kernel procedure. It could be
> > > > automated very easily, and on all but the very slowest of machines, it
> > > > really doesn't take that long.
> > >
> > > this completely not possible to do in regard of the end-users eyes.
> > >
> >
> > Why not?
>
> slow !! end-user want to install a distribution fast !!!
>
> it need a lot to be friendly the compilation (ie: we cannot do only
> launch of make xconfig, not everyone now which options to select),
> what we can do is a detection of the module and recompile a kernel
> with the detected module for recompilation but there is too much error
> case that could not be handle.
>

It's not that slow compared to a whole distro install, although you would
of course want to do it *optionally*. You wouldn't want to get into
every single option, of course, but I thought that was obvious
(apparently not.) The drivers and stuff is the least of the problem --
there, you can use modules anyway.

-hpa

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