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Re: why is kernel recompilation necessary?

Krzys Majewski <majewski@cs.ubc.ca> wrote on 28/07/2000 (00:29) :
> 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

Usually you don't have to recompile your kernel under Linux. Just use
the kernel-package that contains the kernel with all the modules you

I guess you could recompile your Windows kernel too _if_ you have
access to the Windows source files and own a compiler.

Preben Randhol -- [randhol@pvv.org] -- <http://www.pvv.org/~randhol/>
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