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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: crc32 and lib.a (was Re: [PATCH] nbd in 2.5.3 does
       From: Alan Cox <>
    Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 23:24:10 +0000 (GMT)

    > As a side note, this thing is so tiny (less than 4K on sparc64!) so
    > why don't we just include it unconditionally instead of having all
    > of this "turn it on for these drivers" stuff?

    Because 100 4K drivers suddenly becomes 0.5Mb.

    However this isn't a driver, the crc library stuff is more akin to
    "strlen()". Are you suggesting to provide a CONFIG_STRINGOPS=n
    too? I wish you luck building that kernel :-)

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