Re: crc32 cleanups

From: Samium Gromoff (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 06:34:45 EST

> > Does not work if all the code that uses crc32 is in a module. No
> > references from the main kernel so crc32 is not included by the linker.
> So make the CRC32 code a module itself ?
   Nasty idea, since its ideologically unclean.
   The idea behind the CONFIG_xxx options is to give user the control over
 the kernel content in the cases he really can win from it.
   I suppose no sane user knows what crc32 is needed by, nor even whats it..
   Nor he should, since maximum of his knowledge lies in device selection,
 which is the proper source for such information.

   What i`m trying to say is that CONFIG_xxx is just the wrong information
 bearer for that.

Cheers, Samium Gromoff

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