Mr. Torvalds, Shrink That Kernel

Posted by khess on Sep 22, 2009 7:21 PM EDT
DaniWeb; By Ken Hess
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Lots of people comment but I have a solution for the ever-growing Linux kernel waistline.

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, said at the LinuxCon in Portland yesterday that, "We are not the streamlined, small, hyper-efficient kernel I envisioned 15 years ago," he said. "Our kernel is huge and bloated. Whenever we add a new feature, it only gets worse." It's time to put Linux on a diet. What we need is a very small kernel that loads support via external files. Though Linux is a modular kernel, it seems that everything gets compiled in to the central code slug but I have a solution.

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