[Buildroot] [git commit] kmod: bump version
thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Jul 3 21:49:07 UTC 2013
Dear Peter Korsgaard,
On Wed, 03 Jul 2013 23:35:34 +0200, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
> Thomas> depends !BR2_PREFER_STATIC_LIB
> Thomas> in the kconfig dependencies maybe?
> We could, yes. I'm fairly sure we have a number of other packages
> that don't handle BR2_PREFER_STATIC_LIB though.
True, but I believe those packages should either be fixed, or marked
as depends on !BR2_PREFER_STATIC_LIB. As we have discussed a number of
times in the past, I believe that a "prefer static libraries" option
doesn't make much sense. Either you /want/ static libraries, or
you /don't/ want static libraries. But a "prefer" option that doesn't
even tell you for which libraries static linking or dynamic linking
will be used is kinda useless. And since kconfig doesn't allow us to
easily provide per-package options to allow the user to define on a
per-library basis whether it should be built static or dynamic, I
believe the only two selections that make sense are: full dynamic or
Or, as we discussed when talking about building with -fPIC: build
static /and/ dynamic, build dynamic only (default), build static only.
> It will need to be propagated to kmods reverse dependencies (udev,
> network-manager, udisks, ..)
Indeed. I must say I'm somewhat surprised that something relatively
simple like kmod doesn't support static linking.
Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.
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