On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:21:43 AM CET gevisz wrote:
> 2018-03-05 23:35 GMT+02:00 Neil Bothwick <n...@digimed.co.uk>:
> > On Mon, 5 Mar 2018 22:40:00 +0200, gevisz wrote:
> >> Can anybody explain me who loads virtualbox-modules without my consent
> >> and how I can make them loaded only when I need them (just before I am
> >> going to run VirtualBox, which I do not so often)?
> > 
> > The ebuild installs /usr/lib/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf which causes
> > the modules to be loaded by systemd-modules-load.service. Systemd gives
> > priority to similarly names files in /etc so creating an
> > empty /etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf should prevent them loading,
> > although I'm basing that on the man page rather than actual experience.
> Thank you for your reply.
> My system indeed has file /usr/lib/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf
> file and it indeed lists all virtualbox modules.
> And, indeed, creating directory /etc/modules-load.d/ and an empty
> /etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf file precludes loading virtualbox
> moduli during boot
> The only problem here is that I do not use systemd, only openrc.
> So, https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/VirtualBox is outdated?
> At least with respect to its OpenRC part.
> And why at all OpenRC uses the systemd config files?
> Ah, yes, /etc/init.d/modules-load
> "loads a list of modules from systemd-compatible locations".
> Ok. But the problem is that I cannot find any symlink to this file
> from any subdirectory of /etc/runlevels/
> > You could also disable the service if you don't want any
> > non-hotplugged modules loaded at boot.
> So, I do not know how to disable this service.

It is a dependency for "modules", which is (on my system) in the boot 


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