Re: Why no modules for IDE chipset support?
Artur Frysiak (email@example.com)
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 19:05:03 +0200
On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 11:34:45AM -0500, Steven Walter wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 11:31:25AM +0200, Uwe Bonnes wrote:
> > Hallo,
> > why are the IDE chipset support driver not modularized? Is there anything
> > fundamental that inhibits using these drivers as a modules?
> They are availible as modules. See "ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support," which is
> a tristate. If you select that as a module, then all the chipsets you
> select for support later will be compiled into one large module.
> This is probably a bad idea, though, because if you compile IDE support
> as a module, you will not be able to mount your root partition if it is
> on an IDE disk.
This is not true. If you use initrd and load ide-mod, ide-probe-mod and
ide-disk modules on it then you may mount yours root partition.
For eg. we (PLD http://www.pld.org.pl/) have modular ide, scsi, reiserfs and
ext2 (sic!). Small tool called geninitrd make initrd based on
information from /etc/fstab, /etc/modules.conf and other configuration
You may grab geninitrd from ftp://ftp.pld.org.pl/software/geninitrd/
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