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SubjectKernel tarball size
Hi Stefan.

> 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.

I don't know whether such is also Linus's feelings, but nothing ever
came of it, so I have to assume that he isnae interested...

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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