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Re: Out-of-tree kernel module popularity



On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 01:44:03AM +0300, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
> >  25 ieee80211                       109
> >  61 ieee80211softmac                 14

Merged and deprecated by mac80211.

> >  14 zaptel                          295
> Not really considered for inclusion by upstream, yet.

Not possible to merge in the current state.

> >   2 ndiswrapper                    1484
> Present in Debian, not considered by mainline for inclusion.

Upstream Linux even taints itself if a module called "ndiswrapper" is
loaded.

> >  12 kvm                             337
> Already present in mainline but lags a bit hence the need for a -source
> package.

Why?

> >  76 btsco                             7
> > 148 bluetooth-alsa                    1
> Deprecated in favor of userspace alsa plugin.

Hmm, the userspace alsa plugin is also called bluetooth-alsa and needs a
sco fix not yet submitted.

> >   6 openafs                         614

Root-kit aka system call table modifications.

> >  34 thinkpad                         54

The acpi support?

> >  41 virtualbox                       45
> >  17 virtualbox-ose                  258

Builds to a over 1 MiB large module. This does not look minimal to me.

> >  13 loop-aes                        305

Deprecated by dm-crypt.

> >  24 sl-modem                        119

non-free, blob

> >  27 pwc                              84

Merged.

> >  48 tidev                            22

USB_SERIAL_TI?

> >  52 openswan                         17

Deprecated in favor of XFRM based ipsec support.

> >  54 redhat-cluster                   17

gfs2 and corresponding dlm is merged. Legacy support only.

> >  68 qla2x00                          10

SCSI_QLA_FC?

> >  87 linux-iscsi                       4

Long merged.

> >  90 lustre                            4

Patches core vfs code.

Bastian

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