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SubjectRe: proper place to discuss kernel 'bloatedness'?
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Lars G. T. Joergensen enscribed thusly:
> On Sat, 30 Jan 1999, Richard Gooch wrote:
>
> > Michael Loftis writes:
> >
> > Did you read the FAQ which is referenced at the bottom of each and
> > every message from linux-kernel? It discusses the issue and why things
> > won't change.
> >
> > > Perhaps I need to re-iterate the problem...
> > >
> > > I'm not concerned about speed issues nor other issues... Simple the huge
> > > footprint the kernel has. Many people (like myself) run Linux on small
> > > systems where popping open a 40MB tarball would overfill the disks. And
> > > even if you 'clean out' stuff manually you'll probably not have enough
> > > space to compile it and you run the risk of messing up the kernel...
> > [...]
> > > As you can see there's no way Linux could be compiled. This system will be
> > > effectively stuck at 2.0.35 forever.
> >
> > No, you compile your kernel on a decent machine. Or get a bigger
> > disc. Or download a precompiled kernel from one of the popular
> > distributions. People compiling kernels are expected to have plenty of
> > disc space. Think of it as an entry requirement. Don't expect it to
> > change.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Richard....


> Couldn't the kernel be split up into a server kernel and workstation
> kernel?

Define what part of the kernel is a server kernel and what part of
the kernel is a workstation kernel. I don't find those distinctions anywhere
in the kernel.

> /Lars
> Student at Department of Computer Science
> University of Copenhagen
> http://www.diku.dk/students/larsj/

Mike
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