From: David S. Miller (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 19:06:41 EST

   From: Alan Cox <>
   Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 22:03:59 +0000 (GMT)
> required DaveM made it unconditional... I think the checkin comment was
> something along the lines of "make it unconditional unless Alan
> complains about kernel bloat" :)
   And I did complain. "Red Hat needs XYZ so we make it mandatory" is not an
   appropriate approach to a problem.

[ Just got back from British Columbia... ]

No you did not complain. I asked you specifically if it was ok, and
your response was that turning netlink/rtnetlink on by default was
fine with you.

It has zilch to do with redhat anything, in fact I had to ask vendors
first if they could still fit the kernel on their boot disks if I
added ~5K of object code to kernels with networking enabled.

It has everything to do with iproute2 and tcp_diag using it.

Franks a lot,
David S. Miller
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