Re: [2.6 patch] do not select NET_CLS

From: Patrick McHardy
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 11:16:19 EST

Adrian Bunk wrote:
2.6.15-rc changes NET_CLS to being automatically select'ed when needed.

This patch confuses users since NET_CLS is a bool, and compiling an additional module that select's NET_CLS causes unresolved symbols since it's not user-visible that adding a module changes the kernel image.

This patch therefore changes NET_CLS back to the 2.6.14 status quo of being an user-visible option.

I disagree with this patch. NET_CLS enables the infrastructure support
for classifiers. Users generally don't care about infrastructure but
directly usable things, so I'd prefer to have it automatically selected. And there are lots of other cases where enabling a module causes changes
in the kernel image. Some examples include some of the netfilter stuff,
the IPsec transforms, NET_CLS_ROUTE4, the ieee80211 stuff, and a lot
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