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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Support kernel/hotplug sysctl variable when !CONFIG_NET
On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 10:43:50 -0700 Greg KH wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 12:57:12PM +0100, Ian Abbott wrote:
> > From: Ian Abbott <abbotti@mev.co.uk>
> >
> > The kernel/hotplug sysctl variable (/proc/sys/kernel/hotplug file) was
> > made conditional on CONFIG_NET by commit
> > f743ca5e10f4145e0b3e6d11b9b46171e16af7ce (applied in 2.6.18) to fix
> > problems with undefined references in 2.6.16 when CONFIG_HOTPLUG=y &&
> > !CONFIG_NET, but this restriction is no longer needed.

Ack, builds for me on x86_64 when CONFIG_NET is not enabled.

> Why is this restriction no longer needed? What changed?


commit cd3772e6898c6386f21d2958346d6dd57d4204f5
Author: Ming Lei <tom.leiming@gmail.com>
Date: Sun Nov 16 18:22:09 2008 +0800

kernel/ksysfs.c:fix dependence on CONFIG_NET

Access to uevent_seqnum and uevent_helper does not need to
depend on CONFIG_NET, so remove it.

Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <tom.leiming@gmail.com>
Cc: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>


> > This patch makes the kernel/hotplug sysctl variable depend only on
> > CONFIG_HOTPLUG.
>
> Why is this needed? Are you really running without a network and still
> want to change the default /sbin/hotplug binary?
>
> confused,


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