CARP as a module; followup thoughts

Simon L. Nielsen simon at
Thu Apr 23 21:14:30 UTC 2009

On 2009.04.21 23:16:58 -0600, Will Andrews wrote:
> Hello,
> I've written a patch (against 8.0-CURRENT as of r191369) which makes
> it possible to build, load, run, & unload CARP as a module, using the
> GENERIC kernel.  It can be obtained from:

I don't have any comments on the specific patch, but with my FreeBSD
end-user hat, being able to have CARP in GENERIC would be really
great.  This would allow me to update my systems which use CARP with
freebsd-update without manually compiling a kernel.

So if the patch doesn't penalize the non-CARP case much, I think it
would be great to have this functionality for now, even if it's not
the way to go in the long run.

Simon L. Nielsen

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