[klibc] klibc insmod for recent kernels

H. Peter Anvin hpa@zytor.com
Wed, 25 Dec 2002 13:29:39 -0800

Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 December 2002 20:53, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>>On Dec 24, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@bergmann-dalldorf.de> wrote:
>> >Do you have any plans to convert the rest of the module-init-tools as
>> >well?
>>Not really, unless somebody thinks this would be useful. I can't see
>>why, the other programs are big and complex and should not be needed at
>>boot time. I see no point in using rmmod or lsmod, and depmod and
> Well, depmod is probably never needed in an initramfs, but rmmod and
> lsmod are useful if you want to drop the user into ash when something
> goes wrong.

That's not necessarily true.  Remember that an initramfs can be 
synthetically constructed, and it should be possible to inject a new 
driver at boot time, which may need to have dependencies resolved.