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Re: user's wishlist on ipv6 module

To: <uaca@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: user's wishlist on ipv6 module
From: Pekka Savola <pekkas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:48:51 +0300 (EEST)
Cc: <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20010621142706.A13233@pusa.informat.uv.es>
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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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