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RE: why is kernel recompilation necessary?

On 27-Jul-2000 Krzys Majewski wrote:
> Why is it that under Windows or whatever I don't have to recompile
> the kernel just to add a new driver? Is it a protection thing? 
> Or an optimization thing? Or something else? -chris

if you compile a kernel once with all the odd devices as modules you get the
equivalent of how windows works.

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