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    SubjectRe: Hardwired drivers are going away?
    > On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

    > > > 1. security, if you don't need any modules you can disable modules
    > > > entirly and then it's impossible to add a module without patching
    > > > the kernel first (the module load system calls aren't there)

    > > Urban legend.

    > If this is the case then why do I get systemcall undefined error messages
    > when I make a mistake and attempt to load a module on a kernel without
    > modules enabled?

    AFAIU the security improvement of no-modules are way overrated.


    > > > 3. simplicity in building kernels for other machines. with a monolithic
    > > > kernel you have one file to move (and a bootloader to run) with modules
    > > > you have to move quite a few more files.

    > > tar or nfs mount; make modules_install.

    > not on my firewalls thank you.

    You keep compilers and stuff on your firewalls then?!

    I get them over via ssh or by floppy/CD. Same idea.
    Horst von Brand # 22616
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