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From: "Dmitri Pogosyan" <pogosyan@...>
Subject: Re: Re: modules
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 15:55:36 -0700
> 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. 
> Thanks, 
> Steve Herber	herber@...		work: 206-221-7262 
> Security Engineer, UW Medicine, IT Services	home: 425-454-2399 
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