Re: >256 fd patch...

Tim Hollebeek (tim@franck.Princeton.EDU)
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 12:00:15 -0500 (EST) writes ...
> ,in message <
>>, wrote:
> > If you are compiling a new kernel from source each time you install a new
> >> version (as most people in this mailing list probably do) then that is true.
> >> However I expect that in the near future most Linux users will be installi
> >> ng binary kernels without having the knowledge to compile their own kernel (
> >> if this hasn't happened already). IMHO to support such use of Linux and to
> >> compete effectively with lesser OSs we need to make these things tunable.
> I can see it now, a little graphical dialog box that says "You have to
> recompile your kernel and reboot to activate this feature. Do it now?"

Many commercial UNIXs already do this. What is wrong with it?

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