8 to 9: Kernel modularization -- did it change?
alex-goncharov at comcast.net
Fri Feb 17 22:41:27 UTC 2012
,--- You/rank1seeker at gmail.com (Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:08:02 +0100) ----*
| > For me as a user, that would be a much preferable approach, instilled
| > long ago by Linux. I don't like unused stuff around, and I like to
| > understand what I am using.
| > Some build kernel confutation parameters "minimum modules", "medium
| > modules", "maximum modules" might be utilized. I would be using
| > "medium" or most likely "maximum", leaving me with a minimal kernel.
| > -- Alex -- alex-goncharov at comcast.net --
What does your "NO" stand for? That it would not be a preferable
approach "For me as a user"? I wasn't speaking for others :)
| > Thinking bigger picture (beyond sound), would it make sense to keep
| > GENERIC very minimal, but provide an extensive loader.conf with a
| > default install...so most things worked, but were loaded as modules?
| > Matt
"NO" here: would not make sense? It will be unlikely done but how do
you know what makes sense for others?
I for one, don't have any interest in the PCCARD code built into the
| You can't base a "wish" on a solution for YOURS problems!
I was not asking for the new code, but I could express my idea of what
made sense for me.
| GENERIC must be as giantic as possible, to make as many machines as possible to BOOT and enable all what can be enabled in/on them.
| THEN ... individual "strips" unhooked parts -> custom kernel, via
| wich you "specialize it", for your hardware!
Then provide MINIMAL in sys/ARCH/conf, and one could use it (I am not
asking for it -- I've been doing it on my own -- I am talking in
| That is, unless individual is passive/bored (lazy?) and prefer everything on a silver plate ...
I don't see any logic in how you passed to this passage.
| There are many paths in that case ...
| Windows are the easiest solution. THEY THINK FOR YOU!
What's bad in "the easiest solution" per se?
And one would be not prudent to keep laughing over Windows, thinking
Windows NT, when 8 is almost here.
But this is off topic, sorry, you all.
-- Alex -- alex-goncharov at comcast.net --
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