modular -> monolithic

David Miller davem at
Sun Jan 20 20:04:05 PST 2008

From: "Dave Airlie" <airlied at>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 12:33:47 +1000

> The thing is modularity was about a whole lot more than
> server/drivers, it was primarily about removing the libs fonts and
> apps and Mesa builds from the server build, granted the drivers were
> done at the time but this may have been a step too far, I can't see
> rolling the drivers back into the server package being a major job for
> any distro.. the big thing of going to modular for distros was
> autotools and depend tree building..

BTW, going non-modular would allow developers to validate their builds
faster since they won't have to run autoconf/automake/etc. over
every single driver just to do a fresh build validation which is
what happens now.

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