kerneld replacement

Kirk Petersen (
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 21:42:38 -0800

We've remade the kmod patch so it works with 2.1.88:

For those of you that don't know, kmod...

- is a kernel thread that execve()s modprobe when a module
is requested, and removes unused modules after
/proc/sys/kernel/kmod_unload_delay seconds
- has a much smaller kernel resident part than kerneld
- has *no* userland part
- removes the gross kerneld/ipc hack (eventually sysv ipc will
be a module)
- requires the user to make *no* changes (unless they choose
to remove kerneld, that is)

We are anxious to hear your feadback.

Kirk Petersen (and Cyrus Durgin <>)

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