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Re: Custom kernels, config(1), and modules

On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 05:22:47PM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 05:01:37PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 01:43:42AM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > > Why not go all the way directly?  Everything that can be built as a
> > > module will be built as such, and only included in the static kernel if
> > > the user wants it.  Isn't it what FreeBSD does?
> > 
> > No, I think the GENERIC kernel on FreeBSD still includes most of the
> > drivers etc.
> That's a different thing.  I'd expect ours to still keep as much as
> possible (or the boot loader would have to load all the modules which
> is essentially the same).  The point is to build the .kobj no matter
> what (granted, there should be a way to tell "don't build those
> modules") and include it in the static kernel if there if a config
> line for it.

Right, that's something different. It was always a bit obnoxious in
FreeBSD to get all kernel modules, essentially building the same code
twice. Let's not go that route please :-)


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