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From: Horst von Brand <vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl>
To: Michael Peddemors <michael@linuxmagic.com>
Cc: Claudio Martins <ctpm@vega.net.dhis.org>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: obsolete code must die
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 10:21:32 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200106151421.f5FELWcc026650@pincoya.inf.utfsm.cl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Michael Peddemors <michael@linuxmagic.com>  of "14 Jun 2001 20:48:44 MST." <992576924.4885.13.camel@mistress>

Claudio Martins <ctpm@vega.net.dhis.org> said:

[...]

> Anyone with a <486 probably shudders at the space and time requirements
> of compiling modern kernels..
... which they do on their newer machine anyway, as the i386 in the closet
is a router that sports no compiler.

> The older boxes don't support the new hardware anyways..
... so support for old hardware has to stay (unless it hurts somewhere,
which is rather uncommon)

[...]

> But in this age of 'disposability' more and more people just accept they
> have to buy new hardware every 3-5 years.. For those that want to
> maintain Linux on that, so be it..

There are places in the world where a i486sx is viewed with awe... and i386
are commonplace. Don't fall into the trap of "All Linux PCs are in the US".
Besides, if the piece of junk does its job well, why buy an expensive,
completely overqualified new machine for it? Sure would make PC makers
happy, but I'm not _that_ interested in their happiness to tell the truth.

> Maybe we need more Alan Cox's, and then we could have sperate kernel
> trees, Linus's which is the mmmmmother.. (HI MOM!) and the pre-pentium
> tree, the post-pentium tree, the embedded tree etc..

... and a nightmare where nobody knows the state of <favorite driver> in
<targeted kernel tree> and has to cross-port all kind of stuff to get
<random machine> to work.

> But in reality, with all the people contributing now to one tree, there
> is still more work to be done.. Who wants to split those resources?

Bingo!
-- 
Dr. Horst H. von Brand                       mailto:vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl
Departamento de Informatica                     Fono: +56 32 654431
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria              +56 32 654239
Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile                Fax:  +56 32 797513

  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-15 14:22 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
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 [this message]
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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