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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Chapter 18. Kernel Configuration

Kernel, not colonel! This is blowfish, not chicken. Less grease, more function.

Depending on your systems administration experience and background, the kernel is a subject of great mystery and speculation. It might be something you reconfigure when the whim strikes you, or something you know to leave alone.

Most commercial operating systems provide only a few basic hooks for configuring the kernel. Many open source operating systems tell you to rebuild the kernel from source code whenever you change anything.

OpenBSD falls somewhere in the middle.

The standard OpenBSD kernel is intended to be perfectly ...

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