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SubjectRe: ipv6 as module: usage count = -1
On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 03:39:57PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> ksi@ksi-linux.com (Sergey Kubushin) writes:
> > On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, Keith Duthie wrote:
> > > Just a small fyi. This is with 2.2.13 built with gcc-2.95.1 (I know - not
> > > recommended).
> > It is this way for a long since... The latest 2.3 kernels behave exactly the
> > same...
>
> In 2.2 it is not safe to unload IPv6. In 2.3 it is probably safe, but
> someone should go through the code and verify it first.

The goal with modularizing that 150-200 kB piece of code out
of the kernel is to make boot image smaller for systems which
need it (i386 family, that is). Once the boot has completed,
there propably isn't *need* for unloading the beast, anyway.

> -Andi

/Matti Aarnio <matti.aarnio@sonera.fi>

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