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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Force UNIX domain sockets to be built in
Theodore Tso <> wrote:
> The question is whether the size of the Unix domain sockets support is
> worth the complexity of yet another config option that we expose to
> the user. For the embedded world, OK, maybe they want to save 14k of
> non-swappable memory. But for the non-embedded world, given the 117k
> mandatory memory usage of sysfs, or the 124k memory usage of the core
> networking stack, never mind the 3 megabytes of memory used by objects
> in the kernel subdirectory, it's not clear that it's worth worrying
> over 14k of memory, especially when many Unix programs assume
> that Unix Domain Sockets are present.

That would make sense if we were proposing to get rid of the CONFIG_UNIX
question altogether for !CONFIG_EMBEDDED. However, the proposal here is
merely to eliminate the modular option but the CONFIG_UNIX prompt itself
will remain even without CONFIG_EMBEDDED.

This I think is quite pointless.

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