Autoloading of Modules, the Debian way.

Brett generica at
Thu Mar 8 13:18:08 PST 2001


but even in this case, kmod can auto load these for you when
needed.  There is really no need to ever have such a script. It just
seems like quite a waste of the power of linux to me.

	/ Brett

On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Marc Heerdink wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Mar 2001 09:31:00 +1100, Brett wrote [Re: Autoloading of Modules, the
> Debian way.]:
> > 
> > Why would you do such a thing ?
> > 
> > It really puzzles me as to why people bother modularising things that they
> > plan to load at boot.  Why not just build it in.  Modules are best suited
> > for things which are only used occasionally... like iso9660 fs support, or
> > perhaps smbfs.
> > 
> > Do you have a real reason for doing this ?
> Some modules don't come with the kernel. I am currently using the modules
> ltmodem and au8830 and both of them can't be compiled into the kernel, but I
> always need them. I load these modules from my bootscripts.

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