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Re: Why *are* the kernels monolithic?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Why *are* the kernels monolithic?
- From: Henning Brauer <lists-openbsd_(_at_)_bsws_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 13:02:38 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
* Marsh J. Ray <marsh-obsd_(_at_)_mysteray_(_dot_)_com> [2004-06-02 12:28]:
> I can recall _one_ time where I had to compile a smaller kernel to
> shoehorn some old version (maybe 2.9 or something) on a laptop with 8 MB
> RAM. How I wish I had the time I spent doing that back.
oh, I have that too, a really old 486 laptop with 8MB I use as cereal
console in our data center. it doesn't have any network connection, and
guess what, it still runs 2.9 (or was it 2.8? 2.7? who knows, it doesn't
really matter). changing that is too painfull. I'll never upgrade that
box again, before that I'll use some other random old notebook which
has at least 32 MB so GENERIC fits.
and this is an irrelevant corner case.
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