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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 <7eggert@gmx.de>
    > >
    > > ---
    > > 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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