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SubjectRe: PATCH: Update for the serial driver.
Linus Torvalds <> said:
> On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > We need to be able to do this with code too. Modules that will never be
> > used in a kernel's lifetime should be discarded.

> Talk to Peter Anvin. He's doing this 32-bit bootloader thing that can
> actually do a complete re-link, and essentially give you all the
> advantages of modules with none of the disadvantages (ie no runtime
> overhead in the TLB etc).

Does that include loading and unloading modules into a running kernel? *That*
is the advantage of modules, not some "load on startup" thingy.
Dr. Horst H. von Brand
Departamento de Informatica Fono: +56 32 654431
Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria +56 32 654239
Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile Fax: +56 32 797513

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