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Re: [RFC] switch default kernel to 7.x based

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 02:35:40PM +0200, Petr Salinger wrote:
>> It looks like a good idea. I am also wondering if we should provide ZFS
>> support in our kernels. I have played a bit with it recently and its
>> clearly a killer feature. Currently it is disabled because we have
>> enabled ext2 support. Both have incompatible licenses (GPL v2 vs CDDL),
>> so that would mean disabling ext2 support. Any comments?
> I personally use ext2 to share /home on dual boot machine.
> So it would be nice to have a recipe for building kernel with opposite  
> feature, regardless which one would be the default one.

We currently have a high number of flavors, maybe we can reduce the
number of flavours and provide a ZFS one with all the GPL code disabled.

For example, I am not sure there is a big speed difference between the 
em64t and the amd64 version of the FreeBSD kernel. We can probably ship
only one version (as it is already done for the Linux kernel). Also modern
computers are mostly having dual- (or more) core CPU, we can maybe only 
provide an SMP version for 686 and amd64 kernels, I don't think it will
visibly impact the speed on non-SMP machines.

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