Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-amd64
Lists: gentoo-amd64: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
To: gentoo-amd64@g.o
From: Steve Herber <herber@...>
Subject: Re: Re: modules
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 13:25:20 -0800 (PST)
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.
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.


Steve Herber	herber@...		work: 206-221-7262
Security Engineer, UW Medicine, IT Services	home: 425-454-2399
gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list

Re: Re: modules
-- Duncan
Re: modules
-- Duncan
Lists: gentoo-amd64: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: Re: Re: modules
Next by thread:
Re: Re: modules
Previous by date:
Re: Re: modules
Next by date:
Re: Re: modules

Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-amd64 mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.