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Old 02-06-2004, 07:59 PM   #1
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module-init-tools???


i have been reading some of the articles on kernel 2.6 compilation. all this while, i have been reading about module-init-tools. what is module-init-tools? i never used before a module-init-tools eventhough i perform my kernel 2.6 compilation? BTW, i am using slack 9.1. does slack 9.1 by default had bundled with module-init-tools??
pls, give me guidance on using module-init-tools. for the time being, i uncomment the module name in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file, in order to initialize my module. perhaps, module-init-tools is another alternatives???

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Old 02-06-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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mod-init-tools are needed to load the new module format starting at kernel 2.5/2.6 . You will be able to edit the rc.modules file the way you are used to.
But there's a package called hotplug, which will probe a lot of modules for you. It's included in recent Slackware versions (9.1 too) Control which modules it should (not) load is done in the /etc/hotplug/blacklist file.

Slackware 9.1 should be kernel 2.6 ready, there's no need to install anything but a 2.6 kernel to run it.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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can u give me some guidances on how to use mod-init-tools??
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:30 PM   #4
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As far as I know there's not a big difference in the way you use the modutils. Just use depmod, insmod, modprobe, rmmod the way you were used too. Worked for me.

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Old 02-06-2004, 08:34 PM   #5
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ok!!! thanks
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:06 AM   #6
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New modules tools are fully tranparent to the user and backward compatible as well.
In other terms you'll see nothing but some "old" modprobe,insmod ..... commands in your /sbin directory.
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