rcS vs rc.sysinit and a question about kerneld

Jeroen Coumans jeroencoumans at gmx.net
Wed Mar 6 13:18:57 PST 2002

On Wednesday 06 March 2002 22:04, Eric LAGALISSE wrote:
> I'm little confused about this question :
> Why lfs use rcS (debian ?) instead of rc.sysinit (SysVinit !) ?
> I'm asking that because i was trying to insert kerneld startup in my
> brand new lfs box that didn't start it automatically ;-)
> Why lfs-book suggest to install modutils if we didn't launch kerneld
> ? I now lfs allow us to build our own linux box but i think also that
> modules are a great things for all of us .... not so easy to
> configure if kerneld isn't started. Maybe i'm wrong.

kerneld is depracated in kernel > 2.4. You don't need it anymore, since 
the kernel takes care of this itself if you set it up that way (and why 
shouldn't you?) Just enable modules and auto-loading of modules in your 
kernel config.

Jeroen Coumans
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