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SubjectRe: [patch 024/144] allow /proc/config.gz to be built as a module
On Sun, 1 Oct 2006 11:36:00 -0700 Andrew Morton wrote:

> On Sun, 1 Oct 2006 09:39:54 -0700
> Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> wrote:
>
> > On Sat, 30 Sep 2006 23:27:25 -0700 akpm@osdl.org wrote:
> >
> > > From: Ross Biro <rossb@google.com>
> > >
> > > The driver for /proc/config.gz consumes rather a lot of memory and it is in
> > > fact possible to build it as a module.
> > >
> > > In some ways this is a bit risky, because the .config which is used for
> > > compiling kernel/configs.c isn't necessarily the same as the .config which was
> > > used to build vmlinux.
> > >
> > > But OTOH the potential memory savings are decent, and it'd be fairly dumb to
> > > build your configs.o with a different .config.
> >
> > so after getting several disagreements on this, you are going ahead
> > with it.
>
> Actually I had this mentally tagged as "needs more arguing before merging"
> but then forgot and went and sent it anyway.

Well, we agree on that part at least.

> So now it's in the "needs more arguing before we revert it" category.

Wrong order IMO.

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~Randy
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