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SubjectRe: why does x86 "make defconfig" build a single, lonely module?
On Sun, 13 May 2007, James Bottomley wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-05-13 at 12:20 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > since this thread looks like it's going to get away from me in a
> > hurry :-), my only point in asking was to point out that that lone
> > module was the only thing preventing the build from being module-free.
> >
> > i'm not saying that that's *necessarily* a good thing, but it just
> > strikes me as odd that, out of all of the possible modules that might
> > be selected in a default config for x86, this was the *only* one that
> > was picked.
> >
> > i just think it's a bit weird, that's all.
>
> It's designed on the predicate that people who want to be module free
> will actually set CONFIG_MODULE=n.
>
> If you set CONFIG_MODULE=y and build SCSI we assume you could have a
> SCSI driver module at some point, which would necessitate the wait scan
> module.

ok, fair enough. thanks.

rday
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