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Re: Dragonflybsd Presentation

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 02:51:00 +0800

EM1897@xxxxxxx wrote:

In a message dated 2/22/2005 12:17:48 PM Eastern Standard Time, Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

EM1897@xxxxxxx wrote:


the separation of kernel and binaries has significant advantages.

As discussed off-line, DragonFlyBSD, or any other BSD, already does this at least as well as, if not considerably better than Linux.

Note, for example:

- that in the interval between make installkernel and make installworld one is running the new kernel with (most of) the rest of the world still not applied,

- that both binary updates and using a spearate 'build box' then rolling out only what one needs have long been a part of the production *BSD environment.

Swapping between kernel and kernel.old or kernel.prev is nothing new, nor is scp'ing a new kernel (only), or a selected binary or several out to remote boxen.

Can DragonFlyBSD further improve on this? Absolutely!

Would it be wiser to NOT try to be quite so across-the-span-of-years compatible? Certainly!

. .. But no need to emulate a known-flawed model...


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