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Re: adding Soekris 4801 to supported architectures
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: adding Soekris 4801 to supported architectures
- From: Alexander Bochmann <ab_(_at_)_lists_(_dot_)_gxis_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 20:14:13 +0200
...on Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 06:39:28PM +0200, Henning Brauer wrote:
> and you gained exactly what from that?
> oh right you save 2 picoseconds of boot time (because you boot so
> often) and save 2 megs of RAM... oh yeah
I couldn't care less about boot time, but some
of my systems have little memory, and 2MB do
sometimes make a difference.
What did I gain apart from that? Well, a good
overview on what's supported and what isn't in
each release, and the knowledge of what my
sytems can do, and what they can't (because it
isn't in the kernel). Why should I have aperture
support on a system that's never going to run
XFree, or LKM, IPv6, NFS, or COMPAT_idontknowwhat,
if I know I won't ever need it? It's just another
small part in the puzzle, and prevents some
accidential or or intentional misconfiguration
on the running system.
Hey, I have been administering OpenBSD systems
since about 1998, and I have never used a GENERIC
kernel longer than it needs to build my own. Let's
call it a bad habit from the old times. Can't
remember any trouble because of that (except the
one time when I swapped NICs and didn't install a
matching kernel before).