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Re: unnecessary loaded modules

On Sun, 2005-03-06 at 09:36 -0800, Paul J. Lucas wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Mar 2005, Eric Gaumer wrote:
> > Firewire and CDROM. They are probably loaded by hotplug.
>  	Firewire I could understand, but the CD drive is built-in to
>  	the machine, so it's not like it can be hot-(un)plugged.

Don't take the name 'hotplug' too literally. The purpose of hotplug is
to automagically load the drivers for your hardware.

> > I assume you use your CDROM? Just because they currently don't have a
> > reference count doesn't mean they aren't used.
>  	The machine has a CD drive in it, but, short of installing a
>  	new distro off CD, I will never use the CD drive.  (This is a
>  	server machine.)

If you don't want hotplug to do its job for some drivers, you can
blacklist them.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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