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Re: Make ipconfig.c work as a loadable module.

To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Make ipconfig.c work as a loadable module.
From: Russell King <rmk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 22:25:46 +0000
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Robin Holt <holt@xxxxxxx>, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 05:11:36PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 10:34:16PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Thu, 2003-03-06 at 21:10, Robin Holt wrote:
> > > The patch at the end of this email makes ipconfig.c work as a loadable 
> > > module under the 2.5.  The diff was taken against the bitkeeper tree 
> > > changeset 1.1075.
> > 
> > The right fix is to delete ipconfig.c, it has been the right fix for a long
> > long time. There are initrd based bootp/dhcp setups that can also then mount
> > a root NFS partition and they do *not* need any kernel helper.
> 
> The klibc tarball on kernel.org also has ipconfig-type code, waiting for
> initramfs early userspace :)
> 
> Many have wanted to delete ipconfig.c for a while now...

Yep, can't the deletion wait a couple more weeks or so until klibc gets
merged?  It's not like ipconfig.c is broken currently, is it?

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