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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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