I don't read the kernel lists, so my apologies if this is a FAQ. Is there
some good reason why the kernel sources are not divided into architecture
specific and non-specific parts ? It would make a difference of a few
minutes in download time for us poor modem users, and save a load of
bandwidth worldwide when aggregated. For example, the 2.2.15 kernel source
archive in bzip2 form as downloaded from the ESAT mirror is 13281048 bytes.
When all architecture specific stuff (linux/arch/*) is removed the resultant
archive in bzip2 form is only 11276346 bytes and the linux/arch/* directories are
the following sizes (all in bzip2 form)
so for the most common case, i386, you would need to D/L only 11512103
instead of 13281048, which is not insignificant.
But I'm sure there's some very good reason why this is not done which I just
can't see . . .
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