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From: James Stevenson <mistral@stev.org>
To: ddickman@nyc.rr.com
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: obsolete code must die
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 02:31:35 GMT	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200106140231.f5E2VYG25767@beast.stev.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <01a401c0f46b$20b932e0$480e6c42@almlba4sy7xn6x>
In-Reply-To: <01a401c0f46b$20b932e0$480e6c42@almlba4sy7xn6x>


Hi

>-- a simpler, cleaner kernel will also be of more use in an academic
>environment.

>i386, i486
>The Pentium processor has been around since 1995. Support for these older
>processors should go so we can focus on optimizations for the pentium and
>better processors.

>ISA bus, MCA bus, EISA bus
>PCI is the defacto standard. Get rid of CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ISAPNP,
>CONFIG_ISAPNP, etc
>
>ISA, MCA, EISA device drivers
>If support for the buses is gone, there's no point in supporting devices for
>these buses.

i use all of the above and also require some of the new feature though you 
say good for academic in the UK most of the places are still running 486's 
as workstations when they come to though them out soon you wanna at least 
let the run a linux course with them first :)

>parallel/serial/game ports
>More controversial to remove this, since they are *still* in pretty wide
>use -- but USB and IEEE 1394 are the way to go. No ifs ands or buts.

these are possible in greater usage than you think. isdn cards still look 
like serial ports etc... scanner and where do you plug a joy stick in i 
have never even seen a usb joystick. hey i dont even have USB ports.

though i do agree that there is alot of stuff there but its still mostly 
drivers.

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2001-06-14  1:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 59+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <Pine.LNX.4.21.0106140018140.14934-100000@imladris.rielhome .conectiva>
2001-06-14  0:44 ` Daniel
2001-06-14  0:54   ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  0:56   ` Jaswinder Singh
2001-06-14  1:00   ` Jeff Garzik
     [not found]   ` <20010613204729.A18297@pimlott.ne.mediaone.net>
2001-06-14  1:05     ` Daniel Dickman
2001-06-14  1:09       ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  1:20       ` Gary E. Miller
2001-06-14  1:08   ` Colonel
2001-06-13 22:23     ` Rafael Diniz
2001-06-15 19:45       ` Eric Hancock
2001-06-14 19:00     ` Mike A. Harris
2001-06-14  1:11   ` John Chris Wren
2001-06-14  1:13   ` Claudio Martins
2001-06-14  1:23   ` Justin Guyett
2001-06-14  1:51   ` Mohammad A. Haque
2001-06-14  1:55   ` Horst von Brand
2001-06-14  3:41     ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2001-06-14  1:58   ` D. Stimits
2001-06-14  2:22   ` Alan Olsen
2001-06-14  1:24     ` Robert Love
2001-06-14  1:32       ` Colonel
2001-06-14  1:45         ` Rainer Mager
2001-06-14  2:00           ` Download process for a "split kernel" (was: obsolete code must die) David Luyer
2001-06-14  2:30             ` Jaswinder Singh
2001-06-14  7:56             ` Daniel Phillips
2001-06-14  8:34               ` Alexander Viro
2001-06-14 16:25                 ` Daniel Phillips
2001-06-14 17:21                 ` Richard Gooch
2001-06-14 12:07             ` Horst von Brand
2001-06-14 12:14               ` David Luyer
2001-06-14 12:18                 ` Rob Landley
2001-06-14  7:56           ` obsolete code must die Alan Cox
2001-06-14  9:06             ` Ghozlane Toumi
2001-06-14  9:24             ` James Sutherland
2001-06-14 14:45             ` Michael Bacarella
2001-06-15  3:58             ` Michael Peddemors
2001-06-15  4:09               ` Joel Jaeggli
2001-06-15 11:51             ` Rogier Wolff
2001-06-14  1:41     ` David Luyer
2001-06-14  2:37       ` Tom Vier
2001-06-14  8:35     ` Bohdan Vlasyuk
2001-06-14 10:25     ` Andrzej Krzysztofowicz
2001-06-14  2:31   ` James Stevenson [this message]
2001-06-14  3:24   ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  3:48   ` Stephen Satchell
2001-06-14  4:26     ` Rik van Riel
2001-06-14  6:31   ` Russell King
2001-06-14  6:54     ` Daniel Dickman
2001-06-14  7:12   ` L. K.
2001-06-14  8:44   ` Luigi Genoni
2001-06-14  9:55   ` Thomas Pornin
2001-06-14 15:15   ` Brad Johnson
2001-06-14 18:57   ` Mike A. Harris
2001-06-15  3:48   ` Michael Peddemors
2001-06-15 14:21     ` Horst von Brand
2001-06-14 10:22 Heusden, Folkert van
2001-06-14 13:05 ` Nils Holland
2001-06-14 14:01 Jesse Pollard
2001-06-14 17:21 ` richard

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