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SubjectNew make config options

Ok, I may not know what I'm talking about, or it may not actually be a good
idea, but I had an ipifany about the configure scripts.

I spend most of my time in the configure script turning everything into a
module. (I play alot, and I like to have modules available to explore). There
should a button or something where it will turn everything that CAN be
compiled as a module, into kernel modules. Then you can de-select a few
things and compile the other few options that you need directly into the

It would save me alot of time knowing that all those stupid NIC cards are
being compiled as modules when i'm not sure which one I have. I would rather
have all the modules available in case NIC breaks anyways. I change NICS
and i'm never sure what kind it is until it doesn't work and I need to
compile ANOTHER module. I know some of them are obscure cards, but with all
the options I can't really be sure if it's a card I might come across or not.
I'd rather be safe and have a meg or two of NIC modules around then have to
rebuild or compile a new modules when I find an exotic card.

Modules aren't used used until they're needed anyways so It wouldn't cause
conflicts or a big size differnece in the kernel (in my understanding). For
us with fast machines(AMD XP1800+) it would just be an extra 5-7 minutes for
the other modules to compile.

Would anyone else be interested in this?
Eric Bambach
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