Subject: Re: union filesystem problems
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/31/1999 13:03:24
On Mon, May 31, 1999 at 11:54:41AM -0400, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> Todd Vierling writes:
> > On Mon, 31 May 1999, Dave Burgess wrote:
> [...]
> > : One thing that I haven't seen go by is the possibility of putting three or
> > : four kernels into the kern.tgz file (a GENERIC IDE minimal kernel, a 'four
> > : meg of memory' kernel, a FIREWALL kernel, and a ROUTER kernel, for example)

What about GENERIC -> should support any system configuration,
			but perhaps with some bloat

and COMMON -> Supports the most common hardware, but more efficiently
		(turning on things like DUMMY_NOPS by default, etc...)
		And leaving out obscure drivers. 

That would give people a chance of running a cleaner kernel than
GENERIC, without having to recompile. (As long as the hardware fits.)

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