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Re: RFC: [2.6 patch] disallow modular IPv6

To: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RFC: [2.6 patch] disallow modular IPv6
From: Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 10:38:30 -0400
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, davem@xxxxxxxxxx, pekkas@xxxxxxxxxx, lksctp-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 11:15:48 -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo said:

> 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_SUPPORT=N
>       CONFIG_IPV6=N  (this is implicit as this depends on
>                       CONFIG_IPV6_SUPPORT)
>       
> 2. "I think I may well want it the future, who knows? but not now...":
>       CONFIG_IPV6_SUPPORT=Y
>       CONFIG_IPV6=N
>       
> 3. "Nah, some of the users of this pre-compiled kernel will need it":
>       CONFIG_IPV6_SUPPORT=Y
>       CONFIG_IPV6=M
>       
> 4. "Yeah, IPV6 is COOL, how can somebody not use this piece of art?":
>       CONFIG_IPV6_SUPPORT=Y
>       CONFIG_IPV6=Y
> 
> Isn't this confusing for the 
> I-wanna-triple-my-kernel-performance-by-compiling-
> the-kernel-for-exactly-what-I-have hordes of users?

No, this is the behavior we want, and we can write Kconfig help entries that
explain it.

Anybody want to do a sanity check against CONFIG_IP6_NF_IPTABLES - that
looks like another gotcha if it isn't implemented properly (it may be, I just 
haven't
actually looked it over)?

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