Re: Debian loads too many modules at boot
I love it when experts give vague answers.
Apparently, from what I read, this is an issue with the newer kernels.
It's some debugging "feature" that they have implemented for some
reason or another. I believe this was an issue in the 2.6.8 kernel
but not on debian's version from source. I know that this issue is
present in the 2.6.11 version on both debian and the main kernel.
So I'm thinking the kernel needs these modules, so if you don't want
to see the error messages, just compile them into the kernel, not as
modules. In my uninformed opinion, this is kinda a cop out, but I
don't pretend to understand all the work that goes on behind these
kernels, and I'm sure they are doing their best. So I can live with
those annoying messages.
On 4/20/05, Ritesh Raj Sarraf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> Gokul Poduval wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am running Debian Sarge. Whenever Debian boots, it loads almost
> > every modules present in /lib/modules/kernel-number. This causes boot
> > times to be in the rage of 5 minutes for me. I think discover is
> > casuing this. Has anybody managed to reduce boot time, while still
> > having some hardware detection ? Discover loads up modules that do not
> > even relate to my hardware.
> > Just for kicks, here is the output from lsmod I have now
> No, its not loading too many modules. Most modules are dependent on others
> so they are also loaded by `modprobe`
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