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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..

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Gerhard Mack

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

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