Linux kernel aproaching 25 Million lines

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Linux kernel aproaching 25 Million lines

Postby viking60 » 28 Oct 2017, 10:23

The Linux Kernel development is stepping up.
The development is more intense than ever which naturally means that Linux is growing in importance.

The top contributor to the Linux Kernels 4.8 - 4.13 is Intel with 13.1%.
In second place we have "none" with 8.2% which obviously must mean that only 8,2% of the worlds population do not contribute to the Linux kernel :-D

In third place we have the "regular" Red Hat.

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It is important that the chip producers like Intel and AMD are present to make the hardware work with Linux.
But it is a bit worrying that the Intel firmware is closed source.
If Intel is instructed by the NSA to build in some back-doors then this would be almost impossible to discover and prevent.

"Intel inside" would get a somewhat new meaning and possibly include the NSA.

On the positive side; it is necessary for Intel to contribute to Linux to stay current.

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Re: Linux kernel aproaching 25 Million lines

Postby R_Head » 28 Oct 2017, 18:23

Is that good? I wonder if is going to be too bloated :think:

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Re: Linux kernel aproaching 25 Million lines

Postby viking60 » 29 Oct 2017, 01:23

Well every new piece of hardware will need some lines of Linux Kernel code to make Linux work all over the place....and there is a lot of new Hardware....
You can compile your own Linux kernel to get rid of the bloat,
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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ke ... ompilation

Since kernel 2.6.32, the localmodconfig command will create a .config file for the custom kernel by disabling any and all options not currently in use by the running kernel at the time. In other words, it will only enable the options currently being used.
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Re: Linux kernel aproaching 25 Million lines

Postby R_Head » 29 Oct 2017, 05:50

Yikes...! :Doh: That is above my knowledge :shock:

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Re: Linux kernel aproaching 25 Million lines

Postby viking60 » 29 Oct 2017, 09:13

Yes it is a bit complicated and time consuming. The good thing is that the Kernel will be tailored to your computer and leave out everything that it does not need.

Probably not worth the effort but it will remove bloat from the Kernel.
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