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Re: How does Debian load the kernel modules

Hernán Freschi wrote:
zhengda wrote:

Yes, the space the modules use isn't an issue. But I hope my system can be started much faster (I think loading fewer modules makes the system starting faster)

Yes, indeed. But you'll only notice it if the startup is very delayed due to some strange module that delays startup. "Device driver" modules usually probe very specific addresses and startup sequences, which don't take too much. But if there is one that probes a lot of stuff it may delay your boot.

It would be an interesting exercise blacklisting modules to speedup startup. Keep us informed :)
I tried to prevent the system loading the modules whose "used by" is 0(lsmod shows). But it makes a big trouble.
So now I only blacklist the modules which I do know I don't need.


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