Em Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 10:02:55AM +0100, David Woodhouse escreveu:
On Sun, 2003-09-28 at 21:32 -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
Em Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 02:14:39AM +0200, Adrian Bunk escreveu:
On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 08:39:10PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
What about the following solution (the names and help texts for the
config options might not be optimal, I hope you understand the
bool "IPv6 support"
tristate "enable IPv6"
depends on IPV6_SUPPORT
IPV6_SUPPORT changes structs etc. and IPV6_ENABLE is responsible for
Humm, and the idea is? This seems confusing, could you elaborate on why such
scheme is a good thing?
The idea is that you then have ifdefs on CONFIG_IPV6_SUPPORT not on
That part I understood :)
The underlying point being that your static kernel should not change if
you change an option from 'n' to 'm'.
But that will only happen if CONFIG_IPV6_SUPPORT is always enabled, no?
It should only affect the kernel image if you change options to/from 'y'.
That is a good goal, yes, so lets remove all the ifdefs around EXPORT_SYMBOL,
etc, i.e.: add bloat for the simple case were I want a minimal kernel.
Humm, so the user will have, in this case, these choices:
1. "I don't want IPV6 at all, not now, not ever":
CONFIG_IPV6=N (this is implicit as this depends on
2. "I think I may well want it the future, who knows? but not now...":
3. "Nah, some of the users of this pre-compiled kernel will need it":
4. "Yeah, IPV6 is COOL, how can somebody not use this piece of art?":
Isn't this confusing for the I-wanna-triple-my-kernel-performance-by-compiling-
the-kernel-for-exactly-what-I-have hordes of users?
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