rc.d script to load kernel modules

Eir Nym eirnym at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 06:11:44 UTC 2011

On 11 June 2011 22:17, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Howdy,
> Per discussion on -arch and the svn list about improving boot time and
> stripping down the kernel to just that-which-cannot-be-modularized I created
> the attached script to kldload modules that don't need to be in loader.conf.
> It cut quite a bit of time off my boot, so hopefully it will be useful to
> others as well.
> To use it just put everything that is being _load'ed in loader.conf into
> kld_list in rc.conf[.local]. For example, mine has:
> kld_list='umass coretemp ichwd linux nvidia if_wpi'
> If there is agreement that this is a good direction to go I'll be happy to
> commit this along with the relevant /etc/defaults/rc.conf and rc.conf.5
> changes.

How do you would suggest set tunables, which are readonly or have no
sysctl(8) equivalent after boot-time? AFAIK loader can't set tunable
if module is not loaded at boot-time.

> hth,
> Doug
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