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From: Stephen Hemminger <>
To: Randy Dunlap <>
Cc: Stephen Rothwell <>,, LKML <>,
Subject: [PATCH] net: don't allow INET to be not configured
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:44:51 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

There is no reason to expose turning off TCP/IP networking.
If networking is enabled force TCP/IP to enabled. This also
eliminates the time chasing down errors with bogus configurations
generated by 'make randconfig'

For testing, it is still possible to edit Kconfig

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>

--- a/net/Kconfig	2012-08-15 08:59:22.910704705 -0700
+++ b/net/Kconfig	2012-09-04 10:39:53.654585718 -0700
@@ -51,26 +51,7 @@ source "net/xfrm/Kconfig"
 source "net/iucv/Kconfig"
 config INET
-	bool "TCP/IP networking"
-	---help---
-	  These are the protocols used on the Internet and on most local
-	  Ethernets. It is highly recommended to say Y here (this will enlarge
-	  your kernel by about 400 KB), since some programs (e.g. the X window
-	  system) use TCP/IP even if your machine is not connected to any
-	  other computer. You will get the so-called loopback device which
-	  allows you to ping yourself (great fun, that!).
-	  For an excellent introduction to Linux networking, please read the
-	  Linux Networking HOWTO, available from
-	  <>.
-	  If you say Y here and also to "/proc file system support" and
-	  "Sysctl support" below, you can change various aspects of the
-	  behavior of the TCP/IP code by writing to the (virtual) files in
-	  /proc/sys/net/ipv4/*; the options are explained in the file
-	  <file:Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt>.
-	  Short answer: say Y.
+	def_bool y
 if INET
 source "net/ipv4/Kconfig"

  reply	other threads:[~2012-09-04 17:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-09-04  7:13 linux-next: Tree for Sept 4 Stephen Rothwell
2012-09-04 17:03 ` linux-next: Tree for Sept 4 (uml + execve) Randy Dunlap
2012-09-04 17:24 ` linux-next: Tree for Sept 4 (netdev) Randy Dunlap
2012-09-04 17:44   ` Stephen Hemminger [this message]
2012-09-04 18:07     ` [PATCH] net: don't allow INET to be not configured David Miller
2012-09-04 17:29 ` linux-next: Tree for Sept 4 (cma) Randy Dunlap
2012-09-04 23:48 ` linux-next: Tree for Sept 4 (drivers/net/phy/mdio-mux-mmioreg.c) Randy Dunlap
2012-09-07 19:37   ` Timur Tabi

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