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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ip autoconfig with modules, kernel 2.4
On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 09:49:53AM -0700, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> Of course, this elminates the need to build kernels with lots of
> statically linked ethernet drivers or building lots of kernels with
> specific drivers statically linked in.
> My hope is that this is seen as a good idea (and a good
> implementation) and that the patch is accepted into the Linux kernel.

Hmm, if you've got userspace up and running, and loaded kernel
modules using insmod, then what's wrong about running a dhcp,
bootp or rarp client from userspace? You can then drop the
kernel space IP autoconfiguration code.

Russell King ( The developer of ARM Linux

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