kernels' weight

sektie sektie at
Mon Jun 9 03:57:20 PDT 2003

> We know Linux is the son of the microkernel Minix. Linux kernel is 
> simple and light, but its compilation is complicate, owing to the 
> need of a lot of modules, and to the difference between several 
> distributions. It is much easier to compile a FreeBSD kernel, even 
> if it needs some megabyte more. If we can compress the kernel 
> following the instruction on the Dossier books, who cares of its 
> original weight? 

Linux kernel simple and light? Are you a fan of the crackpipe? :P

The linux kernel is still decompressed when it gets loaded into memory. 
There isn't really that much of a difference in size. What are you trying to 
do? Save disk space? Dude, it's only a few MB.

sektie at

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