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Re: user's wishlist on ipv6 module

To: Pekka Savola <pekkas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: user's wishlist on ipv6 module
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 14:52:48 +0200
Cc: uaca@xxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106211546350.11078-100000@netcore.fi>; from Pekka Savola on Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 02:48:51PM +0200
References: <20010621142706.A13233@pusa.informat.uv.es> <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106211546350.11078-100000@netcore.fi>
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On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 02:48:51PM +0200, Pekka Savola wrote:
> 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?

Most modules use standardized APIs that are always available. I agree with
the original poster that CONFIG_IPV6_MODULE should not be needed. The code
it covers is not very big anyways, so it could be just made default.

-Andi


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