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Re: correct way to specify a new module to load on boot and add parameters

On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 01:52:46PM -0500, Matthew Lenz wrote:
> .. i am adding bonding to all my servers ethernet interfaces and I need to make the bonding module load on boot with specific parameters.  I currently modified the /etc/modules file and added my
> bonding mode=active-backup primary=eth0 miimon=250
> made the appropriate /etc/network/interfaces changes and reboots.. everything works perfectly. 

Right. /etc/modules is for the modules to be loaded on boot.

> I just want to know if I put the module stuff in the right place. It seems thatI also could have put an alias for bond0 bonding .etc. etc. in /etc/modules.conf but i wasn't sure.

An alias in /etc/modules.conf means: The module will be loaded when the alias
(device) is called. BTW: Don't change /etc/modules.conf directly, but write a
separate file in /etc/modutils/. See man update-modules.
> which way is correct so that package updates to the system won't overwrite my config?
> -Matt

Joachim Fahnenmüller

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