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SubjectRe: The advantage of modules?

On 2001.01.06 Drew Bertola wrote:
> My best reasons are...
> Development: You don't have to recompile the kernel a billion times
> while working on a driver, you just recompile the module. Also, you
> can debug, unload, fix, recompile, reload a module to add or fix
> pieces of it all (hopefully) without rebooting.
> Practical usage: When I take my laptop on the road I use ppp, so I
> load it then. Most of the time I don't need it, so I don't load it.

Usage: I have seen drivers which require params to work, and you can
only give params if the driver is built as a module (ie,
modprobe xxxxxx io=0x300 irq=5, etc...) because your hard is not
properly autodetected by the module.

J.A. Magallon $> cd pub $> more beer

Linux werewolf 2.4.0-ac2 #6 SMP Sat Jan 6 01:38:26 CET 2001 i686

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