Am 27.01.2013 03:24, schrieb Canek Peláez Valdés:
> On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM, Florian Philipp <> 
> wrote:
>> Hi list!
>> Quick question: If I deactivate the kmod use flag in udev and keep
>> sys-apps/module-init-tools, does udev still load modules or is kmod a
>> required flag for that?
> I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think so. The git repository has not a
> single instance of the strings "modprobe" or "insmod", apparently the
> only way to load modules in udev is to use kmod. I think the kmod
> configure option (which is the one the USE flag activate/deactivate),
> is for systems where all the modules are built-in, like embedded ones.

Okay. I thought I've heard about some dev patching udev to work with
modprobe at one point. Could be mistaken or outdated, though.

> Unless udev has no other means to load modules, I think disabling kmod
> assumes then that all the modules are built-in. And if you use
> modules, may I ask why you would prefer module-init-tools over kmod?
> Specially when the later is a drop-in, better supported replacement?

Is it really a drop-in? I was under the impression that for example
`modprobe -l` is not implemented (mentioned in a comment on the eudev
fork on LWN). I guess that's outdated as well.

Florian Philipp

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