how can i remove unused but loaded kernel modules?
markg85 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 17:59:44 UTC 2007
> Just out of curiosity, where did you read this?
i didn`t read it anywhere
someone with ALOT of linux experience told me that a few weeks ago.
Also out of curiosity, how much time do you think you will save?
a few seconds at most.
2007/6/9, Nigel Henry <cave.dnb at tiscali.fr>:
> On Saturday 09 June 2007 17:30, Eric wrote:
> > At 11:07 AM 6/9/2007, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > <NH>>>>>You could make entries for them in /etc/rc.d/rc.local, which is
> > last init script to be run. Something like. modprobe -r <module
> > Good morning, Nigel.
> > However, they'd still have to load during bootup, then they'd get
> > as a final step in /etc/rc.d/rc.local. I think what Mark wanted (Mark,
> > please correct me if I'm wrong) is not to load them in the first place,
> > that bootup happens faster.
> > (I seem to vaguely recall that part of an early mission statement for F7
> > was to not load eleventy-gazillion processes and modules on bootup, so
> > bootup would happen faster... looks like that was one of the objectives
> > that had to be deferred...)
> > I'm far, far away from being any kind of an expert on Linux use of
> > but isn't it true that modules only get loaded if they are needed? So,
> > Mark goes through all the startup services (in chkconfig, or
> > system-config-services) and disables all the ones he doesn't want or
> > (which will probably be a lot of them), won't that result in modules not
> > getting loaded that are assocuated with the eliminated startup
> I'd thought of that as well, but didn't mention it. It could be that
> services that are enabled, are needing to load specific modules. I've seen
> that there are many services started as default with a Fedora install that
> arn't needed, at least as far as I am concerned. As an example, the rpc
> > I'd be wary of using /etc/rc.d/rc.local to remove modules previously
> > loaded... they were loaded for a reason after all...
> > Eric Poole
> > Burgoyne, Nolet & Poole, Inc.
> > www.bnpconsulting.com
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