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SubjectRe: Some experience of linux on a Laptop
Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > Features I would like in the kernel:
> > 1: Make the whole insmod-rmmod tingie a kernel internal so they could be
> > trigged before rootmount.
>
> Already there. In fact Red Hat uses it for the scsi devices. That is what
> initrd is for.
>
> > 2: Compile time optimization options in Make menuconfig
>
> such as ?
>
> > 3: Lilo/grub config in make menuconfig
>
> make bzlilo does the lilo install - what else would you expect there
>
> > 4: make bzImage && make modules && make modules install && cp
> > arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/'uname -r' something inside make menuconfig
>
> So really you want an outside GUI tool that lets you reconfigure build and
> install kernels. Yeah I'd agree with that. Someone just needs to write the
> killer gnome/kde config tool. I've got C code for parsing/loading config.in
> files and deducing the dependancy constraints if anyone ever wants to try
> and write such a tool 8)
>
> > 5: Better support for toshiba computers... well try =)
>
> modprobe toshiba and look at http://www.buzzard.org.uk/toshiba/
>
> > 6: Wouldn't it be easier for svgalib/framebuffer/GGI/X11 and others if the
> > graphiccard drivers where kernel modules?
>
> No.
>
> > 8: A way to change kernel without rebooting. I have no diskdrive or cddrive
> > in my laptop so I often do drastic things when I install a new distribution.
>
> Thats actually an incredibly hard problem to solve. The only people who do
> this level of stuff are some of the telephony folks, and the expensive
> tandem non-stop boxes.
>
> Alan
>
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Could you please send me that peace of code to parse/loading config.in,
It would be interesting thing to do.
Thanks,
John.
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