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Re: How does Debian load the kernel modules

Zheng Da wrote:
Does Debian load LKM automatically?
If it does, in which way? With the kernel module loader or with a kerneld daemon? I find that there is /etc/modules, but it list only a few modules. lsmod shows me many more.
So I wonder how the other modules is loaded?

There are hardware detection packages like discover, hotplug (sarge only) and udev (incorporating hotplug in etch/sid) that detect the hardware and load the appropriate modules on boot. /etc/modules is there for the things these don't detect, although in theory you could right udev rules for them in most cases.



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