Re: [dev] Completeness suckless

From: Sagar Acharya <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:34:50 +0200 (CEST)

> I don’t think it makes sense for the suckless guys to try trimming down that bloated mess (Linux kernel).
> To be honest I’m wondering if the love they give OpenBSD, as a desktop OS, is misplaced. OpenBSD is 22M lines if you include the entirety of the files, and 16M counting just the lines with code on them. Granted I think that number is across the whole base distribution which makes it smaller than the Linux kernel alone. But OpenBSD is still REALLY fat compared to operating systems of the past. FreeDOS is ~50k lines, and then there are things like KolibriOS to consider.
> I don’t know if you guys have seen this, but I’d like to share a video from YT that I think is appropriate for this group:
> watch?v=kZRE7HIO3vk
That video is pure gold!

I'll revise my article wrt OpenBSD but it's the least evil when seen wrt usability. I doubt it's that gigantic though! How do you visualize the solution? Writing from scratch targeting an embedded board?

Sagar Acharya
Received on Mon Apr 12 2021 - 20:34:50 CEST

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