entry about modules

Scot Mc Pherson scot at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 3 08:12:49 PDT 2003

Ron wrote:

> i've had this discussion with many newbies in #lfs-support and i feel it
> should be placed in the FAQ.  For a normal desktop machine one should
> not go module crazy unless warranted, i.e. hotplug, rarely used things,
> etc.  Many people have troubles with modules when they shoudn't even be
> using modules.  i dunno, just my feelings.
> like using a module for a netcard on a desktop machine where its always
> teh same card. one example.

I agree, though I don't think it should be an FAQ.  I think a kernel
configuration and tuning hint would be more appropriate.

Personally I try to build everything I am going to use directly into the
kernel and only use modules for rarely used features or features that don't
work right unless they are build as mudules.  i.e. NVdrivers

Scot Mc Pherson
Linux From Scratch
scot at linuxfromscratch.org
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