Re: Suggestion for handling of boot-time driver options

Alan Cox (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 00:25:31 +0000 (GMT)

> So does loading a module into a running kernel make the now running system
> a derivative work? What is the difference between linking at run time and
> bolting it on by ELF magic before booting?

Talk to a lawyer. You get into the depts of the interpretations of "linked with"
The module one is fairly clear as its a syscall interface of sorts.

> source code. It *would* be nice to be able to distribute compiled driver
> modules like one can now distribute compiled emacs, or compiled gcc.

That I understand well