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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Force UNIX domain sockets to be built in
    On Mon, 31 Dec 2007, David Miller wrote:
    > From: Bodo Eggert <>

    > > The big question is: Is there any non-embedded system where you have
    > > to aim for a small kernel image?
    > One some platforms, due to bootloader restrictions or whatever,
    > there are hard limits on how large the main kernel image can be.
    > On sparc64 for example the limit is around 6.5MB

    That would be about the size of a complete rescue system. I don't think we
    need to worry about unix sockets there, do we?

    > But this "big question" isn't the important issue, in fact it's
    > tangental and has no bearing on the final decision we make
    > here.
    > Rather, choice is, and taking choice away is bad. I may have a reason
    > to make AF_UNIX modular, I might not, but either way taking that
    > option away from me is not the right thing to do.

    _You_'ll still have the option, because you have selected EMBEDDED=y
    (otherwise, you'd miss all other valuable options to cripple your kernel),
    while the folks that just care for a working systems will have what they'd
    select anyway without being bothered with useless questions.
    Top 100 things you don't want the sysadmin to say:
    5. Just add yourself to the password file and make a directory...

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