Non-daemon programs requiring kernel modules
Alexander at Leidinger.net
Mon Jan 29 13:39:03 UTC 2007
Quoting Andrew Pantyukhin <infofarmer at FreeBSD.org> (from Mon, 29 Jan
2007 14:53:41 +0300):
> On 1/29/07, Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at leidinger.net> 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).
The only really masterful noise a man makes in a house is the noise
of his key, when he is still on the landing, fumbling for the lock.
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