On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 4:30 AM, Florian Philipp <li...@binarywings.net> wrote: > Am 27.01.2013 03:24, schrieb Canek Peláez Valdés: >> On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM, Florian Philipp <li...@binarywings.net> >> 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 Could be mistaken or outdated, though.
The patches in the ebuild don't include anything to use modprobe: http://dev.gentoo.org/~williamh/dist/udev-197-patches-1.tar.bz2 >> 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 I guess that's outdated as well. No, modprobe -l is not supported, but it's trivially to emulate, and the option was already deprecated in module-init-tools. From the kmod README: "kmod-modprobe gained several features to be a 1:1 replacement for modprobe. The only missing things are the options '--showconfig' and '-t / -l'. These last ones have been deprecated long ago and they will be removed from modprobe. A lot of effort has been put on kmod-modprobe to ensure it maintains compabitility with modprobe." As you yourself commented, using an alias with find more than enough. Regards. -- Canek Peláez Valdés Posgrado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México