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SubjectRe: [RFC 10/11] remove mention of CONFIG_KMOD from documentation
On Tue, 08 Jul 2008 19:00:25 +0200 Johannes Berg wrote:

> Also includes a few Kconfig files (xtensa, blackfin)
>
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
> Cc: linux-doc@vger.kernel.org

Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>


> ---
> Documentation/filesystems/bfs.txt | 10 +++++-----
> Documentation/sound/alsa/DocBook/alsa-driver-api.tmpl | 2 +-
> Documentation/telephony/ixj.txt | 13 +++----------
> Documentation/video4linux/w9968cf.txt | 3 ---
> arch/blackfin/Kconfig | 4 ++--
> arch/xtensa/Kconfig | 4 ++--
> 6 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
>
> --- everything.orig/Documentation/filesystems/bfs.txt 2008-07-08 18:54:03.000000000 +0200
> +++ everything/Documentation/filesystems/bfs.txt 2008-07-08 18:59:25.000000000 +0200
> @@ -26,11 +26,11 @@ You can simplify mounting by just typing
>
> this will allocate the first available loopback device (and load loop.o
> kernel module if necessary) automatically. If the loopback driver is not
> -loaded automatically, make sure that your kernel is compiled with kmod
> -support (CONFIG_KMOD) enabled. Beware that umount will not
> -deallocate /dev/loopN device if /etc/mtab file on your system is a
> -symbolic link to /proc/mounts. You will need to do it manually using
> -"-d" switch of losetup(8). Read losetup(8) manpage for more info.
> +loaded automatically, make sure that you have compiled the module and
> +that modprobe is functioning. Beware that umount will not deallocate
> +/dev/loopN device if /etc/mtab file on your system is a symbolic link to
> +/proc/mounts. You will need to do it manually using "-d" switch of
> +losetup(8). Read losetup(8) manpage for more info.
>
> To create the BFS image under UnixWare you need to find out first which
> slice contains it. The command prtvtoc(1M) is your friend:
> --- everything.orig/Documentation/telephony/ixj.txt 2008-07-08 18:54:03.000000000 +0200
> +++ everything/Documentation/telephony/ixj.txt 2008-07-08 18:59:25.000000000 +0200
> @@ -305,21 +305,14 @@ driver, like this:
>
> which will result in the needed drivers getting loaded automatically.
>
> - g. if you are planning on using kerneld to automatically load the
> -module for you, then you need to edit /etc/conf.modules and add the
> + g. if you are planning on having the kernel automatically request
> +the module for you, then you need to edit /etc/conf.modules and add the
> following lines:
>
> options ixj dspio=0x340 xio=0x330 ixjdebug=0
>
> If you do this, then when you execute an application that uses the
> -module kerneld will load the module for you. Note that to do this,
> -you need to have your kernel set to support kerneld. You can check
> -for this by looking at /usr/src/linux/.config and you should see this:
> -
> - # Loadable module support
> - #
> - <snip>
> - CONFIG_KMOD=y
> +module the kernel will request that it is loaded.
>
> h. if you want non-root users to be able to read and write to the
> ixj devices (this is a good idea!) you should do the following:
> --- everything.orig/Documentation/video4linux/w9968cf.txt 2008-07-08 18:54:02.000000000 +0200
> +++ everything/Documentation/video4linux/w9968cf.txt 2008-07-08 18:59:25.000000000 +0200
> @@ -193,9 +193,6 @@ Description: Automatic 'ovcamchip' m
> loads that module automatically. This action is performed as
> once soon as the 'w9968cf' module is loaded into memory.
> Default: 1
> -Note: The kernel must be compiled with the CONFIG_KMOD option
> - enabled for the 'ovcamchip' module to be loaded and for
> - this parameter to be present.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Name: simcams
> Type: int
> --- everything.orig/Documentation/sound/alsa/DocBook/alsa-driver-api.tmpl 2008-07-08 18:54:03.000000000 +0200
> +++ everything/Documentation/sound/alsa/DocBook/alsa-driver-api.tmpl 2008-07-08 18:59:25.000000000 +0200
> @@ -42,7 +42,7 @@
> <sect1><title>Device Components</title>
> !Esound/core/device.c
> </sect1>
> - <sect1><title>KMOD and Device File Entries</title>
> + <sect1><title>Module requests and Device File Entries</title>
> !Esound/core/sound.c
> </sect1>
> <sect1><title>Memory Management Helpers</title>
> --- everything.orig/arch/blackfin/Kconfig 2008-07-08 18:54:02.000000000 +0200
> +++ everything/arch/blackfin/Kconfig 2008-07-08 18:59:25.000000000 +0200
> @@ -873,8 +873,8 @@ config HOTPLUG
> plugged into slots found on all modern laptop computers. Another
> example, used on modern desktops as well as laptops, is USB.
>
> - Enable HOTPLUG and KMOD, and build a modular kernel. Get agent
> - software (at <http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/>) and install it.
> + Enable HOTPLUG and build a modular kernel. Get agent software
> + (from <http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/>) and install it.
> Then your kernel will automatically call out to a user mode "policy
> agent" (/sbin/hotplug) to load modules and set up software needed
> to use devices as you hotplug them.
> --- everything.orig/arch/xtensa/Kconfig 2008-07-08 18:54:02.000000000 +0200
> +++ everything/arch/xtensa/Kconfig 2008-07-08 18:59:25.000000000 +0200
> @@ -194,8 +194,8 @@ config HOTPLUG
> plugged into slots found on all modern laptop computers. Another
> example, used on modern desktops as well as laptops, is USB.
>
> - Enable HOTPLUG and KMOD, and build a modular kernel. Get agent
> - software (at <http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/>) and install it.
> + Enable HOTPLUG and build a modular kernel. Get agent software
> + (from <http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/>) and install it.
> Then your kernel will automatically call out to a user mode "policy
> agent" (/sbin/hotplug) to load modules and set up software needed
> to use devices as you hotplug them.
>
> --

---
~Randy
Linux Plumbers Conference, 17-19 September 2008, Portland, Oregon USA
http://linuxplumbersconf.org/


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