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Date:	Sun, 22 Jul 2007 12:10:38 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Jan Engelhardt <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] CONFIG_NET=n - lots of link time errors

On Jul 21 2007 19:12, David Miller wrote:
>> Enabling drivers from "Devices > Networking" (in menuconfig), for 
>> example SLIP and/or PLIP, throws link time errors when CONFIG_NET itself 
>> is =n. Have CONFIG_NETDEVICES depend on CONFIG_NET.
>> Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <>
>This is the second time I've seen this change in the past few
>days, and people seem to hit it quite readily with randconfig.
>It seems reasonable and I'll apply it, thanks Jan.

While randconfig is nice and good, this error actually came by manually
tuning the .config for a specific goal (namely: make a small kernel for an
ancient i386 without modifying any code). Turning off CONFIG_NET
was then just an idea away, because I knew that TCP was quite big.

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