Non-daemon programs requiring kernel modules

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Mon Jan 29 13:39:03 UTC 2007

Quoting Andrew Pantyukhin <infofarmer at> (from Mon, 29 Jan  
2007 14:53:41 +0300):

> On 1/29/07, Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at> wrote:

>> I agree, but if you are interested in a general solution, how do you
>> want to apply it to the linux stuff?
> See my original message.
> grep /etc/rc.d for "required_modules". Should we remove
> all that and just fail when needed modules are not
> present? The solution is not general, but it helps. I'm
> always more interested in a small step forward we make
> than a big leap we discuss.

Any stuff in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ should be disabled by default and  
enabled only if requested by the user. But requiring the user to put  
foo_enable=yes into rc.conf is not different from requiring the user  
to add bar_load=yes into loader.conf. So it doesn't make sense for me.  
Specially if you think about a fileserver which provides a customized  
/compat/linux to several machines but doesn't run any linux program  
itself (and thus doesn't need the linux stuff in the kernel).


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