Re: [why is kernel recompilation necessary?]
Krzys Majewski writes:
> For example, if I build a new device and write a driver for it, can I add
> support for this device to both windows and linux without having to
> modify either kernel?
You can for Linux, and probably for Windows as well. In a sense you are
modifying the kernel when you load a module.
Even back in the days of Unix System III we could add drivers without
recompiling the kernel, but we did have to relink it.
Dancing Horse Hill