udev closure

Nick Fotopoulos weasel at beyondnormal.org
Sun May 23 20:45:36 PDT 2004


On Sun, 2004-05-23 at 11:42 -0700, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Ian Molton wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 23 May 2004 10:03:22 -0700
> > "Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>OK, I have to ask this once again (please don't get upset, I just really 
> >>want to know): what is the point of compiling things as modules if you 
> >>are just going to load them all at boot time and leave them loaded?
> > 
> > 
> > bugfixes are not reboot issues...
> 
> Well, given the current direction of the kernel team for 2.6 (at least 
> as I remember it), module unloading is not something they are too 
> worried about regular users even being able to do... I think it's even 
> disabled by default, but I haven't checked because I never use modules 
> anyway. If that's true, then modules have very little application for 
> regular users, except for things that are not distributed with the 
> kernel and can't be easily merged into the kernel tree.
> -- 
Yea, you have to enable support for unloading modules which is off by
default IIRC....

Nick




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