Re: Modules

Tyson D Sawyer (
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 08:20:56 -0400 (EDT)

From: Rob Riggs <>
> On 30-Sep-96 Anthony Plack wrote:
> >Do we see the modules in Linux ever becoming a "seperate" entity so that
> >they are not so kernel specific?
> Do yo mean version specific? Module versioning (CONFIG_MODVERSIONS)
> overcomes this for the most part. I have a joystick module that
> I compiled quite some time ago. Since I use module versioning,
> that module loads easily in later kernels.

Why is CONFIG_MODVERSIONS defaulted to disabled? Why is it not the
standard configuration? I have been using it since it was created
and have never had any difficulty. In fact, it makes life much easier
and I can think of no reason to not use it.