Re: Suggestion for handling of boot-time driver options

Pavel Machek (
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 19:21:11 +0100


> > 3. This allows the use of binary-only drivers with monolithic kernels.
> > (are there such beasts?)
> No cos they violate the GPL and will continue to do so

I do not like binary-only modules either, but:
how do they violate gpl?

They *could* be written entirely from scratch, and be quite
independend of actual kernel. (It would be pretty hard to write kernel
module that way, as they would have to re-implement all includes, but
possible). Where do they violate gpl, then?

I'm really 	   Pavel
Look at ;-).