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SubjectRe: Kernel tarball size
Hi Rogier.

>>> What would be nice (from the tar ball point of view) would be to
>>> modularize the kernel sources so that they can be downloaded
>>> separetly (I know I misspelled it), but I can easily imagine the
>>> horror trying to keep that up to date and working properly. Not
>>> very likely, but would be nice.

>> In fact, it isn't at all hard to do. I wrote a bash script that
>> does just that some time back, and submitted it for
>> consideration, and was told in response not to waste my time as
>> Linus does the distributions the way they're currently done
>> because he's used to it and feels that what suits him
>> automatically suits everybody else.

> The short answer is "feel free to do what you like, but Linus
> will keep on distributing full tarballs".

That's what I gathered...

> Linus doesn't mind if you have a mirror of ftp.kernel.org, and
> then split it and put that on your own FTP site. If more people
> start use that than use the original ftp.kernel.org, then that
> might be an important argument to Linus to start running your
> script.

I'm looking towards upgrading the hard drive space I have permanently
online, and when it's upgraded, I might do just that...

Best wishes from Riley.

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| There is something frustrating about the quality and speed of Linux |
| development, ie., the quality is too high and the speed is too high, |
| in other words, I can implement this XXXX feature, but I bet someone |
| else has already done so and is just about to release their patch. |
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* ftp://ftp.MemAlpha.cx/pub/rhw/Linux
* http://www.MemAlpha.cx/kernel.versions.html


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