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SubjectRe: proper place to discuss kernel 'bloatedness'?
On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 01:44:55AM +0100, Marek Habersack wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Jan 1999, Lars G. T. Joergensen wrote:
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Richard....
> > >
> >
> > Couldn't the kernel be split up into a server kernel and workstation
> > kernel?
> And where would you split the kernel? What makes a linux machine a server is
> not the kernel, but the various daemons SERVING some kind of service. The
> kernel "merely" provides a medium for those daemons - networking, file
> systems, access to hardware etc.

As a gross generalisation in the PC world:

The computers with all kinds of funky SCSI controllers and network
settings and no `multimedia' drivers are `servers'.

The computers with IDE, sound cards, maybe TV and radio cards too,
and quite simple network setup are `workstations'.

It would be short-sighted to set these generalisations about drivers
`in stone', though.

Ben Hutchings, software engineer | web site to be reconstructed at some time | Team *AMIGA* | Jay Miner Society -
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