Subject: Re: Kernel "vanity" config files
To: Alistair G. Crooks <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/05/1999 14:19:12
On Mon, Jul 05, 1999 at 02:44:33AM -0700, Alistair G. Crooks wrote:
> I believe that the current kernel config files, while being
> developer's real machines, don't reflect reality all the time. In
> addition, it's difficult to see what hardware is attached to each
> machine the developer has, and so, if one buys a new machine, nearly
> always a kernel config file will have to be written from scratch,
> or by editing GENERIC.
> I suggest that either:
> (a) the kernel config files move to a more functional basis:
> NOTEBOOK, DESKTOP, WEBSERVER, FILESERVER, RAIDSERVER etc, and/or
This one is a good idea I think.
We should also provide more than GENERIC, at last for i386 (too much bloat).
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr