[Bug 471] New: modutils doesn't build kerneld by default

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Wed Jan 15 11:15:14 PST 2003


           Summary: modutils doesn't build kerneld by default
           Product: Linux From Scratch
           Version: CVS
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Book
        AssignedTo: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: scot at linuxfromscratch.org
         QAContact: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org

This isn't exactly a show stopper, but mosutils doesn't build/install kerneld by
default, it must be enabled with ./configure --enable-kerneld

Modutils has always behaved this way and its not "necessary" but kerneld is the
daemon you want runnig if you want automatic module insertion and removal.

I jsut started messing with modules (for a slower laptop) and I "discovered"
this.  kerneld isn't even mentioned in the book at all, and if its not something
we want to use by default, we should at least mention it as an alternative
./configure option the same way we do for FHS compliance notes.


If you want to automatically insert and remove modules when they are needed, you
need to build modutils thusly:

./configure --enable-kerneld &&
make &&
make install

And don't forget to make a startup script that loadproc /sbin/kerneld


ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/kerneld /etc/rc.d/rcsysinit/S05kerneld &&
ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/kerneld /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K98kerneld &&
ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/kerneld /etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K98kerneld &&
ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/kerneld /etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K98kerneld


I personally think it should be at least built in the default LFS modutils
build, and if the user wants to enable it themselves, that's fine...I can't
understand why you wouldn't want it started at boot time sometimes.  But it
should be built.

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