Re: 2.5.51 CRC32 undefined

David Woodhouse (
07 Mar 2003 15:59:01 +0000

On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 15:49, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I don't want to have configs like this. I personally refuse to load
> modules into my kernel, and as such a subsystem that only works as a
> module is _evil_.

It works built-in and would continue to do so with this patch applied.

It's built into your kernel _automatically_ if anything built-in
requires it. That's done by the makefiles. Likewise, it's built as a
module automatically if anything modular in your tree requires it.

The config option is _only_ relevant if you are explicitly adding crc32
in the knowledge that you're going to build an _external_ module which
requires it.

However, setting the config option to 'Y' when you have only _modular_
stuff which requires it is broken because it doesn't actually get pulled
in from lib/lib.a, because nothing references it.


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