[PATCH] Make IPv6 built-in.

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 18:40:41 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:
> Tom Callaway (tcallawa at redhat.com) said:
>> On 06/07/2011 01:51 PM, Neil Horman wrote:
>> > +1 to making ipv6 built-in though.
>> Seems like a no-brainer to me. What are the cons? A slightly larger
>> vmlinuz?
> The module is ~460k on my x86_64 system, would be ~150k compressed. I would
> say that that is larger than most modules, but unlikely to actually break
> anything. I believe the biggest space concern we have for the kernel is
> ppc initramfs sizes for some ppc platforms; don't know of any concerns for
> primary architectures that would come into play here.

If the issue is the initramfs size then you're actually helping that
issue by building it into the kernel vs. having it sitting in the
initramfs as a module.  Right?

Either way, 460k/150k isn't even a drop in the bucket towards the
issues the F15 initramfs has in ppc/ppc64.  It's on the order of 100MB
too big, not 100k.  That's why F16 with the hopefully reworked
anaconda/initramfs setup is the first target for ppc to make it's


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