Bug 16746 - IDE compiled non-modular, unnecessary bloat in kernel
Summary: IDE compiled non-modular, unnecessary bloat in kernel
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-08-22 20:06 UTC by jpranevich
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-22 20:06:42 UTC
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Description jpranevich 2000-08-22 20:06:40 UTC
One minor issue in the new beta is that the IDE driver is still loaded by 
default in all kernels. Many of my production servers do not have any IDE 
adapters or any IDE adapters that are in use and the inclusion of the 
driver compiled-in is unnecessary bloat. RedHat already handles this 
situation exceptionally well for SCSI devices with its "mkinitrd" script 
and other assorted oddments, it seems natural to do this for IDE as well.

Earlier releases of RedHat would have needed to have this functionality 
compiled in as kernels 2.0 and below did not support loading IDE as a 
module. As of Linux 2.2 however, this is no longer an issue.

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2000-08-22 20:29:36 UTC
We've been considering changing this, but aren't doing so for
this next release.

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