Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Dmitri Pogosyan <pogosyan@×××××××××××××.ca>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: modules
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 01:37:54
> >> 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 ? > > I really don't see the point of going to that much trouble to save a few > Kbs of RAM
General custom to be tidy is a second nature for some.
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