svn commit: r347410 - in head: . sys/amd64/conf sys/arm/conf sys/arm64/conf sys/i386/conf sys/powerpc/conf sys/riscv/conf sys/sparc64/conf

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Fri May 10 08:46:21 UTC 2019

On Thu, May 09, 2019 at 10:38:15PM +0000, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> Author: gallatin
> Date: Thu May  9 22:38:15 2019
> New Revision: 347410
> URL:
> Log:
>   Remove IPSEC from GENERIC due to performance issues
> @@ -30,7 +30,6 @@ options 	PREEMPTION		# Enable ...
>  options 	VIMAGE			# Subsystem virtualization, e.g. VNET
>  options 	INET			# InterNETworking
>  options 	INET6			# IPv6 communications protocols
> -options 	IPSEC			# IP (v4/v6) security
>  options 	IPSEC_SUPPORT		# Allow kldload of ipsec and tcpmd5

I've asked this question some two years ago, but no one could answer it
back then, so I'll try again.

What is the reason behind having IPSEC_SUPPORT option instead of no special
option at all?  If I grep for SUPPORT in conf/GENERIC, I see things like
INVARIANT_SUPPORT or IEEE80211_SUPPORT_MESH (with meaningful explanations)
but IPSEC_SUPPORT which, per the comment, "allows to kldload of ipsec and
tcpmd5", is totally beyond me.  Lots of kernel features are/can be loaded
as modules, but we don't have things like SOUND_SUPPORT or USB_SUPPORT.


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