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Re: Where is the command to load ethernet network module placed?



J.H.Kim wrote:


2008/10/18 Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com <mailto:andreimpopescu@gmail.com>>

    On Sat,18.Oct.08, 13:49:25, J.H.Kim wrote:
    > Hi, everyone
    >
    > I wonder where the ethernet network module is loaded.
    > Is it loaded in the kernel source code statically or  in the
     init script?
    >
    > I  think the network  module  is loaded after init user process
    is created,
    > but I don't know where the loading point is.
    >
    > Please tell me where the command to load the network module is
    placed.

    As far as I know modules are loaded automatically after probing the
    hardware. Maybe telling us what you are trying to achieve would be
    better.


I'm reading kernel source code for the first time. First, I'd like to know how the PCI driver works. I found the routines which scans PCI bus and and adds the found devices data structure to bus data structure. But I got lost there. Each device probe routine seems to be called after the related module is loaded. I cannot find the routines which call modprobe or insmod for desired modules related to found devices and I wonder how the module for each device is selected. So, I'm finding where the network driver module is loaded, for example.
Any advice would be appreciated.

J.H.Kim
on my machine i find network_modules in:
/lib/modules/2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486/modules.pcimap

steef@etchschijf:~$ uname -a
Linux etchschijf 2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486 #1 Mon Sep 8 05:28:59 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

regards,

steef





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