[OT] kernel modules
>>>>> Eric Valette <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I do not want to compile microcode tool as a module because module
> loading juts slows down the boot process and contrarilly to many
> other package requiring firmware, this one does not enable to load
> firmware when not compiled as a module.
> So it does not work for people compiling their own kernel and not
> using modules (when you tailor your kernel for a given machine,
> modules are just slowing the boot process and do not bring anything).
Unless under very specific circumstances, the use of a modular
kernel brings one the ability to replace the particular hardware
the system runs on at will.
Say, it's possible to replace a just burned motherboard with an
Intel CPU with a different one having an AMD CPU instead. Or
one may take the HDD holding the system and put it into a wholly
different box, while often retaining the ability to boot.
For these reasons, in the majority of cases, compiling a
non-modular kernel doesn't worth the effort, and may also be
harmful to the system's operation.
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