[arch-dev-public] Module blacklisting
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 12:59:26 EST 2008
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:30 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Daniel Isenmann
> > <daniel.isenmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> > > I'm a little bit confused right now. How can I blacklist modules. I
> > > have test both, MOD_BLACKLIST=(...) and MODULES=(!...), but both don't
> > > work. udev loads every module which can be loaded. For example I
> > > blacklist nvidiafb, but udev loads it. Packages are up2date with
> > > testing repo.
> > >
> > > Can someone please explain it or the status is on this topic?
> > The status is that I haven't gotten a concise answer. On this. For the
> > time being, I think we should do the following:
> > a) Rebuild udev 118 with start_udev in there, for the people who keep
> > their systems in some goofy limbo state by only updating singular
> > packages at a time
> And add a big old echo at the top saying "You are using start_dev.
> This script will be removed in a future release!"
Doesn't work. It's run with 2>&1 >/dev/null, which is very good at
keeping users uninformed of what's going on.
> > c) Remove framebuffer module loading from the load-modules script (it
> > should never have been there in the first place).
> Agreed. What are the hotpoints in this script as well? Something like
> this seems inefficient:
> i="$(/sbin/modprobe -i --show-depends $1 | sed "s#^insmod
> /lib.*/\(.*\)\.ko.*#\1#g" | sed 's|-|_|g')"
> We invoke 3 subprocesses here (modprobe, sed, and sed). Surely the two
> seds can be combined.
already done locally.
> See a trend here? So we have the following in one run of
> load-modules.sh (if we look back at the version packaged with 116):
Good catch with all the seds... but ummm.... how about we NOT worry
about optimizing a script we'd like to get rid of? I'm sure start_udev
could use some cleanup, want to do that too?
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