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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.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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