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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.

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