On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> It looks better.
> However, the fact that you need that dependency on CONFIG_MODULES _still_
> shows that something is wrong. That dependency should not be there, and
> the drm code should be fixed. Why does it care about CONFIG_MODULES at
> all? It should not, and it _must_ not do that.
> I have no idea what the get_module_symbol() code in question is trying to
> do, but this should be _fixed_ and not just worked around. That's a bug.
>               Linus

For some reason this code is there to allow agp to be a module when drm is
built into the kernel. I don't know why - the maintainers should comment
on this one ...

It is because of get_module_symbol() in the first place (of course a
no-op without CONFIG_MODULES). I can't see a reason for this routine to
exist *at all* really. 

The only other users are 8390.h and a couple of mtd things. I don't see
why this stuff cannot be handled in userspace with /etc/modules.conf ...

should get_module_symbol() die ?


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 stand on each other's toes."
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