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Default Henning Brauer takes up the cudgels for kernel cUst0mIz0rz =)

From misc@, 060708:
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 19:39:42 +0200
From: Henning Brauer <lists-openbsd@bsws.de>
To: misc@openbsd.org
Subject: Re: "remove any unwanted devices from the kernel. "
Message-ID: <20080607173942.GB7628@nudo.bsws.de>

* Jon <jonforthewin@gmail.com> [2008-06-06 03:04]:
> Why would someone want to do this?

because it is plain boring to just use GENERIC.

fiddling with your kernel, you can waste a lot of time to get it to
compile, then brag about that over beer with your friends, and while
they keep drinking your pager alerts you back because your kernel
crashed, since you also like to play with compiler "optimization"
levels. While you are allowed to play more iwth your kernel, your
friends just sit somewhere and drink, what a choice.
After a while you don't have friends any more, but a custom kernel that
boots 3 seconds faster than GENERIC and is stable for some time.
Certainly worth it.

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