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Re: core's decision on modular kernels

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 07:55:38AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> (...)
> Accordingly, we propose the following policy for the immediate
> future.  We expect that it will be appropriate to re-evaluate this
> policy as the state of modular support changes later.
> - All ports using modules should provide all three of MODULAR,
>    MONOLITHIC, and GENERIC kernels.
> (...)
> - A port's MONOLITHIC kernel should include features that
>    traditionally would have been present in a non-modular GENERIC
>    kernel, and it may or may not include "options MODULAR", at the
>    portmaster's discretion.

Huh? Would it be possible please to get a more detailed rationale
behind allowing "options MODULAR" in a MONOLITHIC kernel, if all
ports using modules already offer MODULAR and GENERIC?

Thanks in advance,

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