Well, i guess i should not feed the trolls, but FYI Vince (deater) is a perfmon2 contributor who has attacked perf events (a subsystem competing with perfmon2) numerous times in the past.
This particular attack has no merit either: the 'perf' package on Fedora is 561K only. If you want the latest devel kernel you can download the kernel SRPM which is ~50 MB. Or if you want the bleeding edge unstable source you can pick up the -tip kernel repo which is a ~61 MB Git repository. (and that's just the first download - subsequent updates go via the highly compressed Git delta changes protocol.)
So the 'several hundreds of megabytes' statement is just plain out wrong.
In any case, this matter has nothing to do with -rt :-)
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