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Re: Why *are* the kernels monolithic?

...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.


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