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Re: Why *are* the kernels monolithic?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Why *are* the kernels monolithic?
- From: Alexander Bochmann <ab_(_at_)_lists_(_dot_)_gxis_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 18:47:55 +0200
...on Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 05:11:42PM +0200, Henning Brauer wrote:
> the beauty of GENERIC is that it (basically) works everywhere, with
> close to zero drawbacks.
> compileable options. humbug.
Well, it's called OpenBSD after all, and the BSD kernel
config / compile system has been there for a long time.
I remember it not being much different on sun3 SunOS or
BSDi BSD/OS, for example (except, if you didn't have
a source code license, building a custom kernel consisted
mainly of linking a bunch of object files).
If it's such humbug, then stop whining about people
using it and remove the infrastructure instead. Will
also save you from the hassle of keeping options(4)
up to date.