Re: modprobe?

From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_lbl_dot_gov)
Date: Thu Aug 30 2007 - 05:10:43 PDT

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    Neal Becker wrote:
    > blcr is working fine using static insmod, but I'm wondering if the kernel 
    > module can be loaded on demand using modprobe?  If so, how?
    At the time we began work on BLCR there was no acceptable way to get 
    autoloading of BLCR.  We considered using a device node rather than the 
    /proc/checkpoint/ctrl node we use now to get BLCR loaded as if it was a 
    device driver.  However, at the time (early 2.4.x) there was no method 
    for dynamic device number allocation (at least not in widespread use), 
    and we didn't have any clout to request a static device number for BLCR.
    We have not reexamined this issue, but I suspect that with a modern 
    kernel there should be a way to achieve autoloading of BLCR.  Though I 
    don't expect to investigate further on my own, I'd be happy to work with 
    somebody who feels motivated to pursue this.
    Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_lbl_dot_gov
    Future Technologies Group
    HPC Research Department                   Tel: +1-510-495-2352
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory     Fax: +1-510-486-6900

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