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Re: config(5) break down

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 08:47:50PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> Sigh.  Andy did; I didn't.  I completely missed that he clearly excluded
> embedded platforms from his original comments.


> I *do* think it's a useful datapoint to note that sun2, pmax, algor, etc.
> are never, ever downloaded any more.

Right, and these dead ports must be euthanized.  The mountain of
unused device drivers and core kernel code is a signficant hinderance to
people working in the kernel. 

Random example:

I had to abandon two paid efforts last year because I ran out
of time owing to the huge amount of MD code, a lot of which is unused.
That was TNF's money and my time down the toilet, and we missed out
on multithreaded ttys and audio drivers (and a bucketload of bugfixes
along with both).

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