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Re: core's decision on modular kernels

In article <20110921125754.GB22254@agamemnon.entropie.local>,
Martin S. Weber <> 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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