Re: 2.1.22 name space analysis

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 13:13:48 -0500

From: Keith Owens <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 19:52:33 +1100

The kernel name space pollution has improved slightly, the report is
getting smaller. The report is against a full i386 kernel compile with
as much code as possible compiled as modules.

For the record, I *am* planning to fix the tty and serial name space
pollution issues. The main reason why I haven't done much Linux kernel
work lately is that most of developement is on a laptop these days,
which means PCMCIA support and modules are too broken for me to use.

Grumble.... *when* will where be a stable kernel/modutils combination
that doesn't require 200+ kilbytes to the kernel before you have
something which might (or might not) work? I understand that things
might be unstable for a little while during the 2.1 development series,
but if things remain too broken for too long, developers won't be able
to work against the latest versions, either. This is Bad (tm).

- Ted