Bulid dedicated kernels.

Tim Edwards tkedwards at fastmail.com.au
Mon Feb 13 10:50:35 UTC 2012


On Sun, Feb 12, 2012, at 06:19 PM, HSO wrote:
> Smart buld. - Only Laptopo/Notebook - One kernel in one/two Month -
> and not bulid form scratch - but bulid by decres a module range like:
> some Laptop have no AGP - other have no PCI-E - one use pcmcia - other
> don't have - one use PAE ext, other don't etc, etc. And bulid only for
> lack performens of Laptopo/Notebook computers. And when it's costly -
> then do a long in time - by 10 - 20 Years -  above 60 or 120  or 240
> Kernel - and it's some of collection.

Even if this could be done easily what would be the point? Just about
all hardware drivers are built as modules so even with the 'all
inclusive' kernels we have now you are still only loading what's needed
for your specific hardware. 

All you'd be doing by building a custom kernel is saving an
insignificant amount of disk space on the installed system (a few 10's
of megabytes at most). Not to mention that your custom kernel wouldn't
support new hardware devices that the user might buy out of the box,
adding extra complexity to something that can already be tricky.

Tim



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