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Re: core's decision on modular kernels
In article <20110921125754.GB22254@agamemnon.entropie.local>,
Martin S. Weber <Ephaeton%gmx.net@localhost> wrote:
>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?
The only reason would be to allow additional modules to be loaded
at runtime. I.e. MONOLITHIC might not contain all the drivers.
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