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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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