rc.conf(5): comparing kld_list and kldload

Graham Perrin grahamperrin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 04:26:23 UTC 2018

>From <https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=rc.conf&sektion=5&manpath=FreeBSD>: 

> kld_list    (str) A list of kernel modules to load right after 
>             the local disks are mounted.  Loading modules at 
>             this point in the boot process is much faster than 
>             doing it via /boot/loader.conf for those modules 
>             not necessary for mounting local disk.
Is there ever any benefit to using kldload instead of kld_list?


Background: difficulty with radeonkms and sddm following a switch of -CURRENT to stable/12


I'm toying with the possibility that faster is not always best; that a specific load/start order might help. 

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