Subject: Re: Generic kernel
To: None <, markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
From: Stephen J. Roznowski <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 07/21/1994 17:25:54
> From: markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE (Markus Illenseer)
>  As for a matter of fact: I dislike the current release of the GENERIC
> kernel. It's not GENERIC at all. It lacks of ISO-FS, ethernet support
> and other (important) stuff. I don't believe that trying to leave the 
> kernels size below 1MB is a reason to disable (ie. not compile) that stuff.
>  I think it is more reasonable to distribute 4 kinds of kernels:
>  one GENERIC kernel with _everything_ intus.
>  an A3000 kernel w/o any of the other SCSI drivers, no SUN, HP, etc.
>  an A4000/1200 only kernel, with IDE, no SCSI (needs to be discussed), no Sun,
> HP support, etc.
>  an GENERIC-lite, with all SCSI and IDE drivers, no ethernet, no ISO,
> no ADOS, no nothing :-)
>  On your marks...

This sounds good to me. I'll see if I can't get around to creating commented
versions of these over the weekend.

How do these names sound:

	GENERIC - truly generic
	A3000   - as we all know and love
	IDE     - IDE kernel for A4000/A1200
	SMALL   - smaller version of GENERIC