rc.d script to load kernel modules

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 17:00:07 UTC 2011

On 13 Jun 2011 17:24, "Julian Elischer" <julian at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 6/12/11 11:20 PM, Daniel Braniss wrote:
>>> On 6/12/2011 1:56 AM, Jason Hellenthal wrote:
>>>> Cutting modules out of the kernel in general does help speed up booting
>>>> but loading those same modules later in the boot process will just lead
>>>> you back to the same boot time.
>>> Loading modules via loader.conf is many times slower than doing it from
>>> disk after the system is partially booted. (As in, 2-3 seconds per
>>> module vs. nearly instantaneous for all 6.)
>>> I didn't offer my list as an example of what to do, I offered it as a
>>> syntax example. I would of course expect people to use appropriate
>>> discretion to load things in loader.conf that are necessary for boot.
>>> (Of course, the fact that people can easily get this wrong is a strike
>>> against the technique.)
>>> There is no point in having an _enable for this script because if the
>>> kld_list is empty, nothing happens.
>> Doug's solution is what we have been using for a very long time!
>> the loader.conf solution is not practical when it's shared among many
>> hosts -like here where most of the hosts are dataless-, so, moving the
>> essential ones to rc.conf was the obvious solution.
> what would be REALLY cool would be the ability to make loader.conf have
some sort of conditional
> clauses..
> e.g. if MAC== 01:02:03:04:05:06
>          blah

Isn't it just a shell script?

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