Re: Kernel Configuration Debate

Werner Almesberger (
2 Aug 1995 16:20:30 GMT

In article <m0sb7zV-0003k8C@bat>, The Quark <> wrote:
> Speaking personally, I'd *love* to see a non-linear configuration process;

Can be done. Has been done. See

It primarily addresses the following tasks:
- reuse of previous configuration information
- hierarchical representation
- use of group defaults

It has speed problems, though.

> Also, as something else I'd wish for - I think it would be really neat
> if, in the devices sections, there weren't arbitrary devices in the
> kernel by default (I'm thinking specifically of the 3COM cards being
> default on in the network section).

Yes, that's nasty.

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, DI-LRC,EPFL,CH /