Reducing the need to compile a custom kernel

perryh at perryh at
Sat Feb 11 08:41:06 UTC 2012

"Bjoern A. Zeeb" <bzeeb-lists at> wrote:

> various parts of the network stack being loadable, which is not
> as easy as it sounds, especially making them unloadable again
> currently ...

Seems to me unloadability does not matter to the case under
discussion, which is modularizing the kernel to reduce the
number of cases in which a custom kernel is needed.  How much
real functional difference is there between "built in" and
"loaded permanently at boot"?

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