Kernel Modules Documentation?
mexas at bris.ac.uk
Tue Apr 30 14:07:23 UTC 2013
I have a list of about 220 kernel modules and would like to find out what
they do, or are for (none has a man page). I suspect that many of them
are drivers for particular devices.
Is there any resource or documentation available?
P.S. Here are the first few:
See e.g. ahc(4).
However, what I do is:
makeoptions MODULES_OVERRIDE="geom/geom_part acl_nfs4"
in the kernel config file, or include whichever
modules you use. This way you only build/install
what you actually need. On some boxes I don't
build any modules at all:
Also, many drivers I build into the kernel,
because I use them all the time, so the extra
flexibility of modules is not required there.
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