Re: Kernel size problems on Alpha
David Huggins-Daines <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> So the netfetch stuff still requires the drivers to be in the kernel?
No. But if you wanna install the kernel/modules over the net,
obviously, you must have a NIC configured.
> It strikes me that if there's extra space on the root disk (which there
> definitely appears to be on all architectures), we could just put network
> drivers on there (like we do for Unix domain sockets :).
Feh -- you can do that but it's arch-specific.
> This would of course mean that we'd have a separate configuration
> screen for network drivers vs. other drivers. And yes, I will
> volunteer to code this if need be. Personally I think it should
> just be integrated into the
Ick again. I really don't wanna go there. I don't think its worth it.
But I won't block efforts to get it to happen if people want to.
I think the technique that Randolph is using for i386 is better --
have a kernel with cruft removed and NIC's in the kernel as an
> "configure networking" step, and that step should be moved to the very
> beginning of the install process.
No need. When the user selects, for instance, install kernel/drivers
from network, they automatically get kicked over to the configure
> Of course I haven't really been following boot-floppies developments for a
> while until just today so feel free to shoot me down here :)
We have too much to do already without making more...
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