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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Force UNIX domain sockets to be built in
On Mon, 31 Dec 2007, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 01:09:43PM +0100, Bodo Eggert wrote:

> > As suggested by Adrian Bunk, UNIX domain sockets should always be built in
> > on normal systems. This is especially true since udev needs these sockets
> > and fails to run if UNIX=m.
> >
> > Signed-Off-By: Bodo Eggert <>
> >
> > ---
> > Last minute change: I decided against making it a bool because embedded
> > folks might depend on a small kernel image. Edited in the patch below.
> >...
> Is this just a purely theoretical thought or is this a reasonable use
> case people actually use in practice?

For now, it's a theoretical thought, but having an embedded device, I can
see the reason for $EVERYTHING=m there.

> After all, changing it to a bool will allow us to make the kernel image
> for nearly everyone smaller by a few hundred bytes...

I can't see why optionally building it as a module would force us to make
the kernel bigger. It may be a little more ugly to support =m, but thats it,
isn't it?

Logic: The art of being wrong with confidence...

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