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    SubjectRe: Universal debug macros.
    On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

    > 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
    >

    End users have bee known to try a kernel compile..

    --
    Gerhard Mack

    gmack@innerfire.net

    <>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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