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On Tue, Dec 25, 2001 at 05:17:01PM +0100, Manfred Spraul wrote:
> > When I went to build 2.4.17 on a dinky box (486, 16M RAM), the
> > config option was missing. The box is a wall mount and is not very
> > capable of multiple kernel experimentation alas. Can someone
> > supply some background as to what has happened?
> It seems that RTNETLINK is now unconditionally enabled, I don't know
> why.

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


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