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SubjectRe: initdata for modules?
On Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 10:45:34AM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Nov 2000 17:01:35 -0700,
> "Jeff V. Merkey" <> wrote:
> >insmod ppp_deflate (should trigger load of all these modules). I
> >know it's works this way if there's a modules.dep file laying
> >around, but it would be nice for it to work this way without
> >needing the external text file.
> There is a clean split between modprobe and insmod, modprobe is the
> high level command that does all the fancy checking for inter module
> dependencies, handling aliases and extracting options from
> modules.conf. insmod is the low level command that does exactly what
> you tell it to do, no more, no less. The only smarts that insmod has
> is the ability to take a module name without '/' and find it using the
> patchs in modules.conf. That split between high and low level commands
> is too useful to contaminate.
> modules.conf already supports "above" and "below" commands for
> non-standard dependencies. The problem of not having a module.dep on
> the first boot of a new kernel was addressed in kernel 2.4.0-test5 or
> thereabouts, make modules_install runs depmod to build modules.dep
> ready for the first boot.

Good. I am glad this is being addressed.

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