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Old 10-23-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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How is it determined which modules will be used?


When a linux system boots up, how is it determined which modules to load and use? Is there a file in /etc/ that says, "Yes, please use scsi.ko and forcedeth.ko, and never use ide.ko" ?

As a side note, does someone know where I can go to research what the modules are specifically for? I'm looking through google now.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 01:56 PM   #2
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Well, on my slackware I have /etc/modules.d/modprobe.conf, that load modules on startup. There is also a /etc/modules.d/blacklist where I can add modules that shouldn't be loaded.
I addition to this, there is a "Automatic kernel module loading" in the kernel.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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So the kernel will probe the system and get then know what to use?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 02:30 PM   #4
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I'm not a kernel hacker, but something like that, yes. All I know is that it works
 
  


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