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Re: core's decision on modular kernels

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 08:35:02PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> > I think that by MODULAR with built-in modules, you mean a barebones
> > kernel linked with some .kmod's?  I would love to see that.  What has to
> > happen to make it so?
> Probably just some 'round tuits'.
> Mostly in the area of config() and the kernel makefile.
> First stage would be linking an existing kmod into the kernel and sorting
> out the required data area linkage to get it initialised.

Wouldn't this provide an answer also the difficult question of autoloading
driver modules? Assuming a robust mechanism, link everything and then
selectively unload what did not attach during autoconfiguration?

- Jukka.

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