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Re: user's wishlist on ipv6 module

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Subject: Re: user's wishlist on ipv6 module
From: Pekka Savola <pekkas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:48:51 +0300 (EEST)
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On Thu, 21 Jun 2001 uaca@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Few days ago I wanted to add a host to the 6bone without having to reboot,
> there were no problem, just compile the module, load, and configure... the
> usual most times...
> I found that if you don't select ipv6 as a module when you compile the
> kernel, the kernel will not export the needed symbols for ipv6...
> IMHO, it would be cool to have always exported that symbols if that not
> causes a trouble.

No, that's not sane.  What would happen if this was done "as a backup" on
all modules?

If you didn't prepare for ipv6 when building the kernel in the first
place, you have to reboot.  That can't be avoided.

Pekka Savola                 "Tell me of difficulties surmounted,
Netcore Oy                   not those you stumble over and fall"
Systems. Networks. Security.  -- Robert Jordan: A Crown of Swords

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