Subject: Re: LKMs
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jarom=EDr_Dolecek?= <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/25/2000 16:53:52
On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 10:03:04AM +0100, Jaromír Dolecek wrote:
> There are some plans to revamp the thing, adding some advanced
> features as clean interdependencies, less memory wasting, correct
> symbol visibility etc. The linker would run in kernel, userland
> would then only upload the raw module.o file to kernel. However,
> the work is in very initial stage ATM.
> The definite plan is surely to have ~all loadable. The most immediate
> effect is that it eases debugging tremendously; obviously, it's
> nice even for user not to have to recompile kernel :)

However, I'd prefer to still be able to compile a monolitic kernel;
LKM are problematic from a security POV.

Manuel Bouyer <>