Subject: Re: Changes for proplib to reduce kernel bloat
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/09/2006 22:01:11
Simon Burge wrote:
> Jason Thorpe wrote:
>> On May 7, 2006, at 8:54 AM, Simon Burge wrote:
>>> The patch below removes the XML conversion support from proplib when
>>> it's built for the kernel, for which I can see no obvious use.
>> One of the key points is to have this intermediate format that can be  
>> used to pass between the kernel and user space.  In order to do that,  
>> the kernel needs to have the ability to generate and parse the XML.
> Is that something that install kernels, an embedded board, or my pc532
> will need to do (now or ever)?  If there's situations where that
> functionality will not be needed, then there's still a case for being
> able to unhook that code to save space.  Perhaps the default could be
> to include XML conversion support, and have the toggle to disable it?
> Cheers,
> Simon.
> --
> Simon Burge                            <>
> NetBSD Support and Service:

If mount(2) is ever changed to use these for extended options as I think
was hinted at by others, then you'll need it in pretty much *any* kernel.

Isn't pc532 dead anyway? :-)  Seriously, it is one of the platforms that
lacks a lot of "checkboxes" on the NetBSD ports status page.

Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
Phone: 951 325-2134  Fax: 951 325-2191