[klibc] klibc insmod for recent kernels
Sun, 05 Jan 2003 22:30:46 +1100
In message <3E168717.firstname.lastname@example.org> you write:
> Rusty Russell wrote:
> >>Not a good idea is probably a good way to sum it up, especially for
> >>system(). Why on earth does module-init-tools need system()? Requiring
> >>a shell to install modules seems, ahem, daft?
> > No. You can insert arbitary commands in the /etc/modprobe.conf (as
> > you could in /etc/modules.conf), which it executes in place of
> > inserting the module.
> Sure, but why spawn /bin/sh to do it? It seems doing it internally
> would be both cleaner and faster.
Loading modules is hardly speed sensitive. "install foo
/sbin/modprobe pre-foo && /sbin/modprobe foo" for example. You may
want to do arbitrary things, and forcing you to write a shell script
isn't a really gread idea.
Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.