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     Assignee: Taco Screen team (taco-screen-team) => Canonical Kernel Team 
(canonical-kernel-team)

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Title:
  Move some device drivers build from kernel built-in to modules

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  New

Bug description:
  Some drivers in Ubuntu are built as kernel built-in components, not
  allowing some module interesting features like blacklist on boot
  command-line or module removal/replacement. Also, modules has debug
  advantages compared to built-in kernel components, like the
  possibility to easy build custom-debug modules against kernel tree and
  replace them using modprobe on running system.

  This feature is a request to Canonical move some currently built-in
  drivers to module build system on Power platform, by changing the
  kernel config file.

  The drivers in question are: tg3, virtio-blk and virtio-net.
  The kernel config file parameters related to those 3 drivers are:

  CONFIG_TIGON3, CONFIG_VIRTIO_BLK and CONFIG_VIRTIO_NET.
  They all are currently set as "=y"; we're requesting a change to "=m".

  Thanks in advance,


  Guilherme

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