Re: 2.1 kernel bloat revisited

Ben Clifford (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 22:28:45 +0200 (MEST)

On Sat, 29 Mar 1997 wrote:

> (Not to take away from Andi's point to much, the kernel is growing
> and we should probably take a look at the reasons.)

Has anyone ever considered making some form of linker that would allow
compiled modules to be statically linked into the kernel, rather than having
them as an integral part of the kernel source.

Allowing them to be statically linked would allow them to be used during
the boot process, whilst they could still be compiled separately (ie from
separate source trees).