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SubjectRe: How to check the kernel compile options ?
On Thu, 7 Feb 2002 13:08:23 -0800, Mike Touloumtzis
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>On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 09:54:30PM +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
>> On February 7, 2002 09:34 pm, Mike Touloumtzis wrote:
>> > Some possible available avenues of argument for you are:
>> I think you're just arguing for the sake of argument, which basically sums
>> up all the arguments we've seen against this.
>Not at all. I really believe that embedded unnecessary information in
>the kernel is a bad idea. I don't want my kernels to get any bigger
>than they are now unless useful features are being added (I have no
>problem with that). I develop for embedded devices, so I'm particularly
>sensitive to this issue.
>My understanding is that "keep features out of the kernel if possible"
>is the majority opinion, not a crackpot weirdo stance.
>> Let me put it in simple terms: you've got an alarm clock, haven't you? When
>> you set the alarm, you don't need to have any little light on the front that
>> tells you the alarm is set, do you? Because, after all you're not stupid,
>> you know you set it. And you can always get out of bed and look at the
>> position of the switch, right?
>I don't think this is a close enough analogy to illustrate anything.
>The examples I chose to illustrate my points were IMHO closely related
>software packaging issues.

An often heard argument is "can it be done in user space", which seems
very applicable here.

john alvord
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