In message <20011207072837.A32025@gondor.apana.org.au>, Herbert Xu writes: >Why should lp load if your haven't loaded the low level modules? Because you might want to load them later. It's not supposed to be sensitive to the order in which these things happen. Compare the other kernel subsystems. You can load sd_mod.o without having any host adapter drivers present; you can load nfs.o without having any network card drivers present, and so on. p.