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> It's required by newer RedHat and MDK initscripts, perhaps others.
> ip, iproute and similar utilities use it, and so since it's commonly

Basically because Dave refused to recognize lots of embedded setups don't
need the netlink crap and couldn't just accept defaulting it to Y we all
get lumbered with it

> required DaveM made it unconditional... I think the checkin comment was
> something along the lines of "make it unconditional unless Alan
> complains about kernel bloat" :)

And I did complain. "Red Hat needs XYZ so we make it mandatory" is not an
appropriate approach to a problem.

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