KernelTrap.org: Interview: Marc-Christian PetersenJun 27, 2002, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Randy Hron)
[ Thanks to Jeremy Andrews for this link. ]
"Last year I was impressed by the FOLK (Functionally Overloaded Linux Kernel) and hoped I can stop kernel patching (it's a time consuming job ;). I had a look at it, tried to compile some or all of the new added features, but it fails, disabled all the new features, and it fails too. So it was totally useless for me. Anyway, the FOLK project and the idea itself is great and I think it runs fine for some people.
I went back to patch kernels myself ... I used vanilla kernels for my patchbase, applied patches which I use, some additional bugfixes and that's it. Almost one year later, at the beginning of March, 2002, a friend of mine visited me. We talked about Linux, especially the kernel, and I showed him, what I do with the mainstream kernels. He was really impressed by my work! He "forced" me to make it public and give it a name. But both of us were totally clueless what name that kernel should have..."