Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Jun 2004 20:41 UTC
Slackware, Slax DistroWatch includes a quick how-to on how to update your Slackware 10 to use a newer kernel.
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by enloop on Tue 29th Jun 2004 02:41 UTC

Isn't compiling a Linux kernel with most options selected because you don't know what kind of hardware it will run on much the same as the GENERIC BSD kernel? I.e., if in doubt, put it in.

At least, that was my impression the last time I compiled a BSD kernel. In Linux, you can compile in code for a specific card, or put it in a module, and not drag around code for dozens of cards you don't use. Modules aren't used to add needed functionality but rather to build kernels that run on a wide variety of hardware without bloating by compiling into the kernel code for every possible hardware configuration, almost all of which is wasted on any given machine.