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Re: i386 and the COMPAT_50 option

On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 11:14:51AM -0500, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Quentin Garnier 
> <> wrote:
> > Modules as a mean to save kernel size is a red herring anyway.
> >
> AFAIR, this is the first (and only?) reason why they have been widely
> used at the origin. Previously LKM use was marginal.

No.  They've been used because:

  1.  They're usable.
  2.  There was someone to work on them.

Two conditions that LKMs almost never met, and certainly not

Quentin Garnier - -
"See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
[...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.

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