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From: "Rainer Mager" <rmager@vgkk.com>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: obsolete code must die
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 10:45:10 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <NEBBJBCAFMMNIHGDLFKGCEFCEEAA.rmager@vgkk.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20010614013224.0E3A278599@mail.clouddancer.com>

I agree that removing support for any hardware is a bad idea but I question
the idea of putting it all in one monolithic download (tar file). If we're
considering the concern for less developed nations with older hardware,
imagine how you would like to download the whole kernel with an old 2400 bps
modem. Not a fun thought.

Would it make sense to create some sort of 'make config' script that
determines what you want in your kernel and then downloads only those
components? After all, with the constant release of new hardware, isn't a
50MB kernel release not too far away? 100MB?


--Rainer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org
> [mailto:linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org]On Behalf Of Colonel
> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 10:32 AM
> To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: obsolete code must die
>
>
> In list.kernel, you wrote:
>
> >i think we are all missing the ball here: i am happy when i see driver
> >support for a piece of hardware that i have _NEVER_ heard of and at most
> >_ONE_ person uses it.  why?  it means more stuff works in linux.  we
> >dont need to defend how many people use hardware X.  if you have X, good
> >for you.  if not, you dont care, but at least good for linux as a whole.
>
> Good Point!
>
> >lets stop fanning the flames and let this (Microsoft-using, as Rik
> >pointed out) troll die off.
>
> Agreed, he made the filter already.  But it was good for some laughs,
> checking a few cobwebs and I really didn't see flames.  Plus I got to
> test my new mailing list archive.


  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-14  1:45 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 [this message]
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
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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