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Re: CVS commit: src/share/man/man4

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 06:33:18PM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
> Am 30.08.11 18:22, schrieb Jukka Ruohonen:
> And why should GENERIC *not* support hardware that is available, works,
> and is of use to someone?  If GENERIC is to support only the idea of
> what an OS should look for some developers, why do we ship GENERIC at
> all and not tell folks to create their own kernels?

I don't disagree on principle.[1] But sooner or later you end up with
tremendous amount legacy stuff and things that 0.001 % of people use.
And then people go and compile their own kernels because of that.

Do you think Linux distributions ship kernels with all their drivers
compiled into one monolithic unit? And why not?

- Jukka.

[1] For years, it was more than annoying that even the installation kernel
    lacked e.g. cgd(4). Even today, many *important* things are commented
    out, while many inane things from the early 1990s are compiled in.

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