Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

From: Daniel Stone (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 19:32:46 EST

On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 05:20:27PM -0700, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 10:07:48AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > What real value does it have, apart from the geek "look at me, I'm using
> > bash" value?
> I don't really want to get into it at the moment, but imagine hacking
> netfilter without lugging a laptop around. PDA's are sleek and cool,
> and using UNIX on them lets you write shell scripts to sort your
> addresses and stuff like that. Basically it's everything that's cool
> about Unix as a workstation OS scaled down to PDA-size.

True, but then imagine trying to hack C (no, that's a CURLY BRACE, and a
tab! not space! you just broke my makefiles! aargh!), and compiling
Netfilter (it takes HOW MANY hours to compile init/main.c?!?) on a PDA.

Daniel Stone
Linux Kernel Developer
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