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SubjectRe: obsolete code must die
On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Stephen Satchell wrote:
> At 12:24 AM 6/14/01 -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> >Everything you propose to get rid of are DRIVERS. They
> >do NOT complicate the core kernel, do NOT introduce bugs
> >in the core kernel and have absolutely NOTHING to do with
> >how simple or maintainable the core kernel is.
>
> Not quite. There were two non-driver suggestions that the man did
> make: remove 386/486 support and remove floating-point emulation
> support. Both are bad for the embedded-systems space, because the 486
> is still used there widely.

Both are waaaay outside the core of the kernel, though.

> Are all the bus support code exclusively in drivers, or is there
> something compiled into the nucleus for start-up?

They're compiled into the nucleus (if you want to), but
they're in no way clogging up the source code of the core
kernel.

regards,

Rik
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