> The other reason is if you build a lot of different kernels (possibly
> Kevin's case given that he stores and names his config files, I
> dunno). They
> start taking up plenty of space and this way you only have to keep the
> config file,
This is exactly where the new Makefiles are going to be a big win.
You'll be able to build a kernel _outside_ the source tree. So,
you'll be able to make 53 different kernels with one source.
And since, the actual binaries are tiny compared to the size of
a kernel source tree, you'll save bucketloads of space.
And if you're really stuck for space, you can stick the kernel
sources on CDROM, since the build won't write to the source tree :-)
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