Originally Posted by newlinuxguy
why sound card, usb, network drivers are all put into kernel. uncompressed size of kernel source has grown to 200 MB !!! it will be a nightmware to maintian.
why not have a standard interface for each of these functionality and keep the drivers out of kernel ..like windows ?
All OS's do it the same way. All device drivers are loaded into the kernel space. In the case of linux you have the option of compiling the drivers right into the kernel which streamlines it better rather than loading them as a separate module. With windows that is your only option.