On Sun, Aug 22, 1999 at 06:12:25PM -0400, 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.
For many systems we cannot drop all indirections. For example the Indy
shipped with a large number of CPU options, each of which we have an
optimized routine for.