Autoloading of Modules, the Debian way.

arthur at linuxbox.nu arthur at linuxbox.nu
Fri Mar 9 16:26:51 PST 2001


Debian does it, why not.

Arthur H. Johnson II
Systems Engineer
The Linux Box
arthur at linuxbox.nu
http://www.linuxbox.nu

On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Brett wrote:

>
> I'm quite sure there is an easy solution to such a situation, but its too
> early in the morning for me to damage my brain thinking of it.  And even
> if there isn't a solution, then this is still the outer spectrum of what
> can be considered regular use.
>
> Can you explain the purpose of your original post ?  It didn't seem to be
> in response to anything, so it seemed like you were suggesting this as a
> good idea for normal users, which it is not.
>
> ???
>
> 	/ Brett
>
> On Thu, 8 Mar 2001 arthur at linuxbox.nu wrote:
> >
> >
> > Can you set multiple aliases for the same device?  For instance, my sound
> > card on my machine at work is different from my machine at home, as is my
> > ethernet card?  Can I do something like this:
> >
> > alias eth0 tulip
> > alias eth0 rtl8139
> >
> > What if I encounter a machine with both of these cards in it?  We may have
> > a few like that here when we expand our training center.  Its best for me
> > just to do a listed modprobe.  It only takes a fraction of a second to say
> > the device is busy, how is this a waste of the power of linux?
> >
> > Arthur H. Johnson II
> > Systems Engineer
> > The Linux Box
> > arthur at linuxbox.nu
> > http://www.linuxbox.nu
> >
> > On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Brett wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Yes,
> > >
> > > 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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