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[Bug runtime/3858] Independent Runtime Module

------- Additional Comments From fche at redhat dot com  2007-01-22 19:19 -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> As far as I know, there are many dynamic allocated objects (for example,
> symbol tables) which can be shared with other scripts.
> This feature can also reduce these objects.

One big problem with this is that it is tantamount to putting back the
kallsyms_lookup kernel module export, which is considered verboten by
certain lkml bigwigs.  Heck, the simple module_get_byname() patch was
refused, which could have made some of the current bloat unnecessary.
Luckily, such anti-cooperation from lkml is rare, but on this subject it
is clear.

> > Is there some other hypothetical benefit?
> Another benefit is that this feature enables us to merge the runtime
> routine into the mainstream kernel. If it is merged, we can reduce
> maintenance costs of the code and have consistent interfaces for the
> linux kernel.

Perhaps - though of course it comes with the price of hoping someone
else will do the maintenance; losing control over design / release
schedules.  It would not be a panacea.


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