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Re: unnecessary loaded modules

Paul J. Lucas wrote:
    Why is it the case that the modules:

        eth1394 ohci1394 ieee1394 ide_cd cdrom

    are automatically loaded?  Nothing uses them and they're not
    listed explicitly in /etc/modules.

    I assume unloading them with rmmod frees memory (?).

    - Paul

Firewire and CDROM. They are probably loaded by hotplug. Removing them will not
free up any considerable memory (8k a piece I think -- and that's kernel space).
Anyway it's your worries, you can just leave them be.

I assume you use your CDROM? Just because they currently don't have a reference
count doesn't mean they aren't used.


"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
	- Albert Einstein

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