Re: [ Kernel 2.6 size increase]

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 14:13:35 EST

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:09:01PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> So basically we'd have a CONFIG_NET_XFRM, and things like
> AH/ESP/IPCOMP/AH6/ESP6/IPCOMP6 would say "select NET_XFRM"
> in the Kconfig where they are selected.
> Then when CONFIG_NET_XFRM is not set all the xfrm interfaces
> called from non-ipsec non-xfrm source files get NOP versions.
> Is this exactly what Andi's patch did? Just send it on
> so we can integrate this.

I think that's what it did modula the select which IIRC wasn't
available back then. But I guess I'll rather leave this to

> We actually lost a lot of code in other areas of the networking, for
> example Andrew Morton and I made many bogus function inlines
> undone because they made the code too large.

That's cool! Now we just need to find a bunch more regressions
and actually make 2.6 smaller than 2.4 :) Of course that's true
for the other subsystems, too.
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