> On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Duncan wrote:
> > DR GM SEDDON posted <436B56B2.10106@...>, excerpted below,
> > on Fri, 04 Nov 2005 12:40:18 +0000:
> >> Hi,
> >> I was wondering. What modules do I need installed at boot?
> > Other than that, I learned what I needed pretty much by going thru
> > the entire kernel config and turning on what I KNEW I needed, then
> > using trial and error on everything else, trying without it to see if
> > everything still worked and didn't complain, going back and turning it
> > back on if I found I needed it....
> This is why I miss RedHat. I don't want to spend my time customizing
> a kernel then spending more time with trial and error getting just the
> kernel I need. RedHat has a system in place that installs a minimal
> kernal and then loads almost everything else as modules. Genkernel almost
> does what I want but it is always a struggle. The base system always
> loads all the different disk drivers and does not unload the unused ones.
Absence of autounloading is not a property of gentoo, but of recent kernels.
Somewhere along Linux people decided that unloading unused modules is not
that useful :(
Am I right, actually ?
> Is anyone working on a more RedHat like kernel/modules/runtime loading
> system? It would eliminate the problem the original poster had and save
> lots of time for the rest of us.
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