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

Bill's LFS Login lfsbill at wlmcs.com
Wed Jan 15 11:31:52 PST 2003


On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 bugzilla at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:

> http://bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=471
>
>            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
> <snip>


> need to build modutils thusly:
>
> ./configure --enable-kerneld &&
> make &&
> make install
>
> And don't forget to make a startup script that loadproc /sbin/kerneld
>
> and
>
> 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
> <snip>

/usr/src/linux-2.4.19/Documentation/00-INDEX:

kmod.txt - info on the kernel module loader/unloader
    (kerneld replacement).
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Haven't read this recently, but IIRC, kerneld is no longer the prefered
method. And I personally have not had need of it for NICs, SCSI HAs,
sound cards and so forth. I use a modules.conf and depmod -a and either
let the kernel automatically see that a load is needed, or I may also
manually insmod or modprobe (very seldom).

-- 
Bill Maltby
lfsbill at wlmcs.com

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