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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Configuring /etc/conf.d/modules Reply with quote

There are over 1000 modules, my conf file reads as below. How do I select modules for bootup more efficiently than going line by line while learning what each module is?? Is there an essentials kit like gen-kernel??

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# a released kernel version, a main kernel version or all kernel versions.
# The most specific versioned variable will take precedence.
# FreeBSD users can only use the modules="foo bar" setting.
#modules_2_6_23_gentoo_r5="ieee1394 ohci1394"
#modules_2_6_23="tun ieee1394"
#modules_2_6="tun"
#modules_2="ipv6"
#modules="ohci1394"

# Linux users can give modules a different name when they load - the new name
# will also be used to pick arguments below.
# This is not supported on FreeBSD.
#modules="dummy:dummy1"

# Linux users can give the modules some arguments if needed, per version
# if necessary.
# Again, the most specific versioned variable will take precedence.
# This is not supported on FreeBSD.
#module_ieee1394_args="debug"
#module_ieee1394_args_2_6_23_gentoo_r5="debug2"
#module_ieee1394_args_2_6_23="debug3"
#module_ieee1394_args_2_6="debug4"
#module_ieee1394_args_2="debug5"

# You should consult your kernel documentation and configuration
# for a list of modules and their options.


[Moderator edit: added [code] tags to preserve output layout. -Hu]


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djentoo,

Skip that step. Module autoloading for hardware is fairly good.
Unless you have some rare exotic hardware, you won't net anything there yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Configuring /etc/conf.d/modules Reply with quote

djentoo wrote:
There are over 1000 modules, my conf file reads as below. How do I select modules for bootup more efficiently than going line by line while learning what each module is?? Is there an essentials kit like gen-kernel??

Dunno if really kernel could have 1000, but a kernel could have 0, number of modules depends on your choice.

And 99.9% of modules you can tag as "essential" are for hardware support, and i'm risking a: all of them are loaded by your device manager.

This to say, the conf.d/modules is "mostly" useless to load a module, only few people will use it to load some non hardware related module.
Still, this is a great config file when you want pass a module parameter or for the wonderful openrc conditional loading (ability to load a module for a specific kernel version).

edit: grrrr, beaten again by the old man! NeddySeagoon my ass, he is flash!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both for clarifying this step. :)
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