Reducing the need to compile a custom kernel

Kristof Provost kristof at
Fri Feb 10 14:52:32 UTC 2012

On 2012-02-10 14:56:04 (+0100), Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at> wrote:
> The question is, is this enough? Or asked differently, why are you
> compiling a custom kernel in a production environment (so I rule out
> debug options zhich are not enabled in GENERIC)? Are there options
> which you add which you can not add as a module (SW_WATCHDOG comes
> to my mind)? If yes, which ones and how important are they for you?

I currently "require" both of them.
The VIMAGE is sort of optional. I could run everything unjailed, but I
prefer this.
IPSEC is required, unless I add a separate device.

That's for a little home gateway (HP Microserver thingy), doing file
serving (NFS/ZFS), mail, web, backup, ...


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