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Chris Swiedler wrote:
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> Why is modprobe kept as a separate executable, when nothing else in the
> kernel is (seems to be)?

init?

> What is the advantage to keeping modprobe separate,
> instead of statically linked into the kernel? Are users able to replace
> modprobe with a better version? If so, why not do the same thing with other
> occasionally-used code which could be replaced? Something like Rik's OOM
> killer comes to mind, except that obviously if you're out of memory you're
> not going to be able to load a new executable.

modprobe can be run at any time manually, which means it should remain
completely user space.

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Brian Gerst
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