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SubjectRe: [PATCH] CONFIG_KMOD needs to be default y
On Tuesday 08 July 2008 22:42:08 Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 01:49:31PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > Far too many people configure their kernel without CONFIG_KMOD
> > and then complain that wireless breaks, thanks to Herbert Xu for
> > pointing me to this.
> >
> > This patch makes CONFIG_KMOD default to "y" and adds a warning
> > that people should not turn it off.
> What about just killing the config option entirely? It' basically
> guarding a ~50 lines function + a sysctl variable. I think having
> modules but not CONFIG_KMOD is entirely unreasonable.

I agree with Christoph here.

But as a patch series please: it's spread pretty wide. eg. first make it a
non-prompting CONFIG option, then remove the users, then finally kill it.

Some existing request_module users might be able to use
try_then_request_module, too...


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