Re: Notes from the Real World

From: jmjonesat_private
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 17:36:12 PDT

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    On Tue, 1 May 2001, Greg KH wrote:
    > On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 08:03:48PM -0400, jmjonesat_private wrote:
    > > I know what you're going to say "apple pie and mom"... but the fact is, 
    > > the documentation follows the code, which responds to the documentation, 
    > > which follows the code.  There need not be a "great" divergence, if the 
    > > effort is truely cooperative.
    > True.  I welcome this.
    > > Um, possibly, but that, in my world, is the job of the "Systems Analyst",
    > > and I think every programmer should strive to perfect his/her art to the 
    > > point where he/she can move up to System Analyst or System Administrator.
    > Ok, I'm not going to talk about how systems like this are set up for
    > failure, how they don't work, and how much they belittle the actual art
    > of writing code.  That discussion is very much off topic for this list.
    Arguable, but, you're right... not for this list.  All I can offer is:
    "It Works For Me".
    > > Okay, I stand corrected, but a loadable module DOES provide a means of
    > > extending the kernel to provide other functionality without actually 
    > > touching the Kernel proper.  Not So?
    > Yes, that is true.  I guess it depends on where you see the "kernel
    > proper" ending.  Remember Linux is a monolithic kernel, it's all "proper" :)
    Agreed.  I think of the "Kernel" as what's compiled when I
    make config
    make dep
    make install
    anything else, is an "extension." :)
    > greg k-h
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