Proposal: more flexible config.

eyal (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 10:28:30 +1000

This really is very simple. The whole kernel config allows one to choose
a module and a static mode. I think it may be a good idea to allow both.
may actually make things easier to build.

The config dialogue will allow two attributes for each driver:
- should it be in the kernel (default mostly 'no')
- should a module be build (default mostly 'yes')

Now, the modules should be built into a separate tree, so as not to
clash with
the kernel itself, probably not a big problem.

There were other proposals on this list before to achieve same by going
other way: build everything as a module then assemble the kernel by
the selected modules to it. This I also see as a good solution,
basically doing
a compile step followed by a (repeatable independently) kernel

Having a single 'kernel' part has great benefit for stability and
since the kernel part will have far less options.

Eyal Lebedinsky		(