Re: a Thinner Linux Kernel
LWN has repeatedly shown that old interfaces are found lacking and replaced by new and shinier interface2 ... that not always age well either. So now we have a lot of deprecated interfaces that cannot be removed in the name of compatibility. There is also stupidity like strfry.
So why not declare a flag day in 2025 where Linux 5.0 will kill of all deprecated interfaces and clean up it all? Embedded developers will be grateful.
The alternative is a different platform, perhaps Redox-OS where they are not afraid of removing misfeatures.