Re: compiling 2.6

From: P.T. Breuer (
Date: 03/18/04

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 06:31:49 +0100

John Hasler <> wrote:
> William D. Tallman wrote:
> > I've gathered that compiling all the functionality into the kernel only
> > make sense for servers, where the function of the machine itself is well
> P.T. Breuer wrote:
> > It doesn't make sense there, since you can configure by loading modules
> > just as well as you can configure by linking at compile time instead!
> Running a monolithic kernel and disabling loading of modules blocks some
> attacks.

Yes, but only the ones that don't edit /proc/kcore directly :-). It
appears much more fashionable nowadays (adore ...).

Neat trick that. Wish I knew how to do it!