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Re: Kernel for Spectre and Meltdown




Greg Wooledge wrote:

> Hardware was also becoming more powerful, as one would expect.  More RAM
> meant less pressure to produce minimalist kernel images.
> 
> All of these things put together meant that for most users, Debian's
> kernel images were good enough that they didn't feel a need to build
> their own kernels.

+ disk space got cheeper, so one could compile all drivers, install them and
don't care and let initrd make skript pick up what is needed to load at
boot - the rest would stay there and be loaded (later triggers in udev) if
needed.