Re: why is modprobe (and nothing else) exec()'d?

From: Harald Welte (
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 11:15:32 EST

On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 10:01:56AM -0400, Chris Swiedler wrote:
> Why is modprobe kept as a separate executable, when nothing else in the
> kernel is (seems to be)? What is the advantage to keeping modprobe separate,

modprobe is a userspace tool. It resolves dependencies based on a textfile
called modules.dep and asks the kernel to load the modules in the apropriate

> chris

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