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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 07/31] netfs: Make a netfs helper module
David Howells wrote on Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 09:41:37AM +0100:
> Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> > I see later patches make AFS and FSCACHE select NETFS_SUPPORT. If this
> > is just a library of functions, to be selected by its users, then please
> > make the symbol invisible.
>
> Ideally, yes, it would be an invisible symbol enabled by select from the
> network filesystems that use it - but doing that means that you can't choose
> whether to build it in or build it as a module.

Afaik such dependencies are then built as a module if everything it
depends on are modules, and built-in if any of these are built-in.

I think most users would be fine with that -- there's little reason to
have netfs built-in if AFS ceph etc all are modules?

--
Dominique

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