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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
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    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria +56 32 654239
    Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile Fax: +56 32 797513

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