This can be considered a followup from
It has been split out from the patch that I'm going to post to that issue.
Basically, if that issue goes through, there won't be a need for an "active" status anymore, because disabling modules that provide storage or field types will still keep those components present and running in the system. This allows us to remove some code that would no longer be necessary, including the hack we introduced in:.
FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [PHP 5.4 MySQL] Unable to apply patch 1503314-41.patch. Unable to apply patch. See the log in the details link for more information. View
PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 58,931 pass(es). View