[Dnsmasq-discuss] Enable HAVE_IPSET by default

richardvoigt at gmail.com richardvoigt at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 02:12:35 BST 2013


All of this suggests that to minimize the number of combinations but
not bloat the binary, there ought to be a `MINIMAL` or `TEENY_TINY`
macro that unsets HAVE_IPSET and a bunch of other similar non-critical
features.

On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 6:23 AM, Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant
<kevin at darbyshire-bryant.me.uk> wrote:
> On 21/03/2013 10:08, Simon Kelley wrote:
>> <snip>
>>
>> Finally, if it's going to be on by default, and given the limited size
>> delta/lack of library definitions, there's an argument for not making
>> it compile-time selectable at all. Every compile-time switch
>> contributes to the combinatorial explosion of possible binaries, and
>> lots of bugs come from unanticipated interactions in untested
>> compile-flag combinations.
>>
>>
>> Opinions, anyone?
>>
>>
>>
>> Simon.
>
> Hi Simon,
>
> I'll express an opinion, based purely on my *very* limited experience of
> integrating 2.66test16 into a recent version of Tomato to fix some IPv6
> problems.  I keen an eye on latest git pushes and integrate those into
> my own personal version for testing.  I'm very much waiting for 2.66
> release to come out so that I can push that to the proper Tomato
> maintainers.
>
> Size is a very important consideration for Tomato as some versions are
> expected to run on a 2.4 kernel and squeeze into 3.8MB of flash rom
> space - bytes matter.  Having said that, the Tomato developers don't
> have to upgrade to the latest dnsmasq (have been running 2.61 for some
> time) and the continuing support of what must be regarded as legacy
> hardware has to come to an end sometime.
>
> Based very much on your 'compile time switches lead to untested
> combinations of binaries' argument, I'd say remove it as an option and
> make it a standard feature.
>
> Well it's an opinion, but what do I know :-)
>
> Kevin
>
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