I leave the project

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 8 01:04:59 PDT 2004


Kevin P. Fleming said the following on 08-07-2004 02:00:
> Jim Gifford wrote:
> 
>> Were exactly does it say to build a kernel with modules in the book??
> 
> 
> Not telling them _to_ build a kernel with modules is completely 
> different IMHO from not telling them _not_ to build a kernel with 
> modules. In plenty of other places in the book we warn them about 
> particular decisions they make make that could have unexpected side 
> effects, I see no reason why using modules/non-modules for their kernel 
> has to be treated differently.
> 
> If there are issues with using modules under certain circumstances (that 
> are not rare), why is there so much opposition to making the reader 
> aware that those issues exist? I've never suggested actually documenting 
> the issues in the book, just making them aware that there are known 
> issues and if they want to learn about them they can read the list 
> archives and anything else we may have to offer.

As FAQ maintainer, I totally agree with this. If problems are known 
*before* a release, it should be incorporated in the book. If problems 
show up *after* a release, it should be in the FAQ.

-- 
Groeten/Greetings,
Jeroen Coumans
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www.jeroencoumans.nl



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