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Re: VFS Module Autoloading
On Aug 31, 2008, at 8:32 AM, David Brownlee wrote:
On Sun, 31 Aug 2008, Stephen M. Rumble wrote:
The new-style modload, modunload and modstat tools all work.
They're just not built by default - you need to set MKMODULAR, in
which case they mostly replace the LKM versions. However, the
modules themselves are built and installed and the kernel contains
support for them. Consequently, -current (and what's to be 5.0)
there's no way to load, unload or query these modules by default as
you'll be invoking the LKM tools. Yet at the same time, the kernel
will suck them in automatically for file systems.
It may be a dumb question, but what is the downside of
setting MKMODULAR by default?
The two sets of userland tools are mutually exclusive right now. I
don't think that's a problem since the intent is to replace LKMs
eventually, but my impression was that we didn't want to throw the
switch for 5.0.
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