Advantages of trimmed kernel?
matt at gsicomp.on.ca
Sun Dec 10 09:23:40 PST 2006
> On Sunday 10 December 2006 09:19, Lane wrote:
> > Suppose that as a stop-gap measure you pull
> > an old isa nic from out of the closet, install it, and then boot the
> > server ... only to realize that your nic is not supported by the kernel
> > that you dutifully trimmed.
> > I think it is especially important to keep the kernel as flexible as
> > possible, since you may have to install the OS on any given machine
> > the luxury of recompiling.
> lane, i think thats a really good way to look at it. flexibility can
> a key of utmost importance when it comes to disaster recovery.
However, remember that kmods can help you out in situations like these even
if you haven't compiled the driver into the kernel -- as long as you're
building with modules, that is.
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