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PostPosted: Wed 25 Nov 2009, 17:43    Post_subject:  Anyone know kernel programming and C...  

I have a few ideas to improve Linux in general, and they involve the kernel.
One is the boot sequence, and another is a new link type.

For booting why use a initrd.gz file? Just use a kernel and an SFS file.
And once it`s stablized the SFS file can be included in the kernel.
Only 1 file`s needed for the entire base Puppy Linux distro.!

The other is a new type of link to augment the existing ones.
A hard link points only to files on the same partition.
A symbolic link points to files or directories on any partition.
A multi. link would only point to multiple directories on any partition.

I`ve looked into this myself, but it`s a long learning curve for a few mods.
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Nov 2009, 23:56    Post_subject:  

Bumping the post to the top of the forum... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov 2009, 00:45    Post_subject:  



Sounds a little Quirky . . .
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Quirky

Barrys Blog on Quirky
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01186

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov 2009, 14:21    Post_subject:  

Parallel thought paths, hummmm...
Part of what I proposed, the other half is getting rid of the initrd.gz file.
Thanks Lobster... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov 2009, 17:29    Post_subject:  

try xPUD ... it has been "quirky" for a while now - boots really fast too.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov 2009, 22:37    Post_subject:  

Very interesting technosaurus, looks and sounds like Chrome OS.
This type of OS has a lot of potential for business and simple OSs.
But I still favor the current full Linux OS, just not the current setup.

As has been said... Linux`s big problem is installing applications.
The standard install method pollutes the dir. tree with many files.
SFS files don`t. Both SFS and loose files will work non-unioned.
SFS files don`t need to track installed files like the current install.

Loose files are easily corrupted and it`s hard to track it down.
SFS files don`t corrupt easily, and to fix it just copy a new file over.

Puppy is reliable because of it`s main boot SFS file, few loose files.
The fewer loose files Puppy is made of, the better it will become.
Fewer loose files = fast, secure, reliable, simple, and better...
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