"Bradley D. LaRonde" wrote:
> > > Good news. I think this is a good move, especially if a flood of new
> > > to new device starts pouring in from our project (LinuxCE). There are
> > > already three new platoforms and two new processors on the drawing board
> > > now.
> > Note that it's not compeltly impossible, just unattractive to make a
> > generic kernel. So if necessary we can do it.
> I'm also thinking that platform-specifc kernels will be smaller and
> potentially faster (less indirection), which is especially important on
> platforms like the Clio and Cassiopea.
The practice shows both might be resolved in generic kernels. If you
want save 4k and drop other-platform-specific parts at run-time, put
platform specific parts in their own sections (like initfunc/initdata).
Also, Ralf showed it's possible to fix the code at run-time to have fast
kernels. I agree the sources become much uglier but it works.