Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Dmitri Pogosyan <pogosyan@×××××××××××××.ca>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: modules
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 22:58:13
> On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Duncan wrote: > > > DR GM SEDDON posted <436B56B2.10106@×××××××××××××.uk>, 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@×××××.com work: 206-221-7262 > Security Engineer, UW Medicine, IT Services home: 425-454-2399 > -- > gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list
-- Dmitri Pogosyan Department of Physics Associate Professor University of Alberta tel 1-780-492-2150 412 Avadh Bhatia Physics Labs fax 1-780-492-0714 Edmonton, AB, T6G 2J1, CANADA -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: modules Nuitari <nuitari@××××××××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: modules Ian Hastie <ianh@××××××××××××××.net>