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Do we need insmod/rmmod?

I looks like the stock modutils-2.3.6 version of modprobe compiled with
"-Os" and when not compiling in insmod/rmmod weighs in at 44k (vs 62k
for the stock debian modutils version). I could probably strip modprobe
down a bit further by removing some more obscure features.

So I have several questions:

1) Would using something other than the stock debian modutils cause
    anybody heartburn?

2) Would anybody freak if rmmod and insmod arn't on the boot disk?
    (or perhaps were kludged with silly modprobe -r and modprobe wrappers).

3) What do folks consider to be the essential feature set for modprobe
    to do what the boot floppies need?


Erik B. Andersen   Web:    http://www.xmission.com/~andersen/ 
                   email:  andersee@debian.org
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