Subject: Re: Changes for proplib to reduce kernel bloat
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/10/2006 14:35:08
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?

Simon Burge                            <>
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