Re: Layout/Setup of Kernel

Greg Patterson (
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 14:21:50 -0400 (EDT)


On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Hendrik Visage wrote:

> Second, I have to complain about the size of the current 2.1.x
> kernel.... (especially for modem download)
> Reasons:
> 1) More than 10Megs of compressed source code.
> 2) Most of the downloaded stuff aren't needed for the average
> installation (ie. no SCSI or IDE and also only using less than halve the
> SCSI or IDE options, and only using one or two network adapters, not
> every one have a UFS/SYSV filesystem etc. )
> Isn't it time to start a break down of the kernel?

Do it then. You dont need Linus or Alan or David or any of the other fine
kernel developers to do this for you. Come up with something that can be
automated and working and hand it off to (or
whoever) afterwards.


Just download the patches. You rarely need to download the full source
each time a new release comes up. And you most certainly wont come up with
something smaller to download by breaking the kernel into pieces when
comparing it to a simple patch.gz.

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