>I'm not saying that the kernel should be hacked up into bite sized pieces
>right now. With the current feature freeze that would create a mess. I'm
>saying it would be really nice if I could pick and choose what drivers I
>need for my system and just download those. Certainly this must be
>feasable for most of the things that currently can compile as modules?
>Maybe a few linkages need to go into the kernel, but (correct me if I'm
>wrong) a lot of modules can be compiled totally independently of the
>source tree, right? So why not let people d/l those instead? Create a
>"kernel core" with the stuff it needs to boot and the important stuff,
>like highlevel scsi, file system, sound driver, and the _really common_
>stuff like IDE, ext2, sound blaster (maybe). A four meg core kernel + a
>couple megs of drivers beats out 11 - 12 megs any day.
Big problem, simple solution:
Buy a cheap distribution every year or so and keep on diffing, that's
why I never ever had to get the whole packet....
BTW: I have got ISDN :))
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