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Re: The necessity of running depmod at boot time

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 07:21:33PM -0300, Margarita Manterola <margamanterola@gmail.com> wrote:
> Continuing on the goal of optimizing boot time, quite a number of
> seconds (specially in old machines) can be saved by not running depmod
> at boot time.
> It looks like it's quite safe to stop running depmod during boot time,
> since both new kernels and new modules run it at install time.  If
> there are modules that don't run depmod on installation, they should
> do it.
> Opinions about this are welcome.

Last time I took a look to that boot depmod, it was supposed to be
launched by the script only if necessary, but for some reason, just was
launched at every single boot. Never figured out why, and forgot to file
a bug.


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