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Re: Mass installation procedure for Debian?

On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 11:15:29AM -0700, Vector wrote:
> > Why do people still compile the drivers in to a kernel? This makes
> your
> > kernel application specific and not re-usable for anyone else with a
> > different setup. Why not use initrd and a modular kernel?
> Because it makes for one lean and mean system.

only if you compile in _only_ the exact drivers required. The moment you
start compiling in multiple drivers so that it can work for x y and z
machines, you are actually introducing 'runtime' bloat, because the kernel
will be running with drivers in memory that are not used.

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