Custom kernel poll summary (was: Re: Reducing the need to compile a custom kernel)

Attilio Rao attilio at
Tue Feb 14 13:08:13 UTC 2012

2012/2/14, Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at>:
> Quoting Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at> (from Fri, 10
> Feb 2012 14:56:04 +0100):
>> Such a kernel would cover situations where people compile their own
>> kernel because they want to get rid of some unused kernel code (and
>> maybe even need the memory this frees up).
>> The question is, is this enough? Or asked differently, why are you
>> compiling a custom kernel in a production environment (so I rule out
>> debug options zhich are not enabled in GENERIC)? Are there options
>> which you add which you can not add as a module (SW_WATCHDOG comes
>> to my mind)? If yes, which ones and how important are they for you?
> Here is what I got, the first column is the number of requests, the
> second what is requested, and the 3rd my comments (basically it means,
> if there is a comment, it is not needed/possible to include in a
> modular kernel):


This can become a module with very little effort I guess.


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