Re: crc32 cleanups

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Sat Oct 13 2001 - 18:09:34 EST

Jan-Marek Glogowski <> said:
> That doesn't solve the problem, if your kernel doesn't use the crc
> functions but an externel one (special driver - eventually binary) module
> needs the code. The external driver may give a message like "crc functions
> needed - please recompile your kernel with crc support". Is this ok for
> the normal user ?

Make it a configure option, forced by drivers that need them and up to the
builder otherwise (default to "yes", I'd suppose).

Going a bit further, there are several cases of "library" stuff in the
kernel (CRC, gzip come to mind). Dunno if it is enough stuff to set up a
specific policy and perhaps CML support (or suggestions on how to use CML2
for this case).

Horst von Brand                   
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