Grub 2

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Fri Oct 19 08:10:56 PDT 2007

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> Note, however, that this is not the same type of module as "insmod" and 
> "lsmod" Grub2 commands refer to. Grub2 has its own modules for loading 
> Linux kernels, loading FreeBSD kernels, support for filesystems, and so 
> on. Obviously, not all of them are used in the typical "boot a kernel 
> from ext3 partition" scenario - but this is not a valid reason to call 
> Grub2 bloated, since the old Grub1 has all this functionality always 
> built statically into stage2.

Overloading the meaning of lsmod and rmmod does not seem to me to be a
good idea.  I would think something like lsgmod (ls grub module) or even
lsext (ls extention) would be better.  Using the same term for different
things is a recipe for confusing users.

  -- Bruce

More information about the lfs-dev mailing list