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 So, https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/VirtualBox is outdated?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 runlevel. -- Joost