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Old 09-26-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
hawkesapalooza
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new kernel, only has two modules


I have just compiled a new kernel. When I boot into this new kernel and do an lsmod it is only running two modules. The only thing I changed in the configuration file was to compile ext4 file system into the kernel. My computer is an HP Pavilion dv4. The two modules are lirc_ene0100 and lirc_dev. I am running Ubuntu 10.04. The new kernel is 2.6.32.15+drm33.5. The kernel seems to work fine but I need to know why and how it can only be running two modules.

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Old 09-26-2010, 03:42 PM   #2
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Kernels can be built to be modular or monolithic. Depending on how you configure your kernel you can require it to load all the modules you will be using as they are needed (Ubuntu default) or you can build all of those items directly into your kernel and run without modules.

I bet if you check your .config from your custom kernel you'll notice that you have almost all of the options set to y rather than m. This would indicate you've built a more monolithic kernel than what Ubuntu provides.

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