KernelD Program

Jason Gurtz jason at tommyk.com
Tue Mar 25 06:39:37 PST 2003


Frank Gruellich wrote:

> On 24 Mar 2003, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
>
>>I'll go a bit farther and say that kmod _completely and entirely_
>>obsolesces the use of kerneld.  The big sneaky thing about it is that
>>it's so dratted transparent it's often hard to tell it's active.
> 
> 
> You are very right.  But three reasons for kerneld:
> 
> 1. The tech factor: AFAIK kmod never unloads modules.  That would be done
> by any cron facility.  So, if you omit cron, kerneld would be your choice.

Untrue.  The kernel autocleans modules not in use.

> 2. The fun factor: kmod can't load a funny screen saver program but the
> blank.

? What does kernel modules have to do w/ a screen saver?

> 3. The didactic factor:  I really like configuring strange programs ;-)

To each their own :)

Cheers,

~Jason

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