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SubjectRe: dropping kerneld...
Anno Domini 30 Apr 96 at 8:01, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> In linux.dev.kernel, article <6F5724445CA@espoo.fipower.fi>,
> "Lauri Tischler" <ltischler@fipower.fi> writes:
> > Yup, I'm missing a lot of pain and useless complications by not
> > using kerneld and modules. Quite useless contraptions both.
> >
> Before modules and initrd, I've had to build a kernel for each of these
> beasts. Ugh. Now, I build the kerneld 100% modularized (OK, OK, binfmt_elf
> and ext2 aren't, but they're used on every system anyway). Initrd then just
> loads one SCSO adapter after the other until one is found...
Yech.. sounds nutty and dangerous.
Why dont you just load appropiate modules directly without kerneld ?

I have said before that kerneld _might_ have a place somewhere where
underpowered hardware is the _only_ choise. (compare travelling 3000
km's with bicycle instead by airplane).

Saving 100-300 kilobytes of memory is truly not worth the hassle in
any 'normal' systems.


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