[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Trimming down our default kernel configuration

Kevin Ott supercodingmonkey at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 17:34:26 EDT 2014

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 02:19:28 PM Peter Baldridge wrote:
> I thought part of 'minimal' meant that the packages were as stock as
> possible.  I was under the impression that we shipped minimally
> altered packages and it was up to the administrator to perfect each
> package to her liking.
> I thought we only make a few little patches to the default kernel in
> the repo and anyone who wants to strip drivers and use BFS is welcome
> to do so through the AUR and/or ABS.
> I don't really use stock kernel so it doesn't matter to me, but for
> point of reference, (and please correct me if I'm wrong here) I
> thought default in the repos was the generally accepted Arch Way.

I'm pretty sure your summary is accurate. However, these are things done in 
a configuration file when building the kernel. There isn't really a "default".

So the question then becomes: Should the default build for the kernel 
contain "everything and the kitchensink [sic]"?

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