Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: May 10 2008,02:50
The auto scanned modules directory has been around since v3.2 see Notes section of the website.
An example was posted in 4.2.5 release candidate section. I am copying it here:
The easy way is to make a modules directory under your mydsl directory and copy there so you end up with mydsl/modules/sg.o
Then reboot and module will be auto loaded just like an extension.
This will only be necessary in the short term as this module will be back in the next cut of DSL v4.3.
Because I have to support both legacy and unionfs, the auto scanned module will be insmod and not modprobed. So YMMV, could be just need the right combination and order of modules that insmod would suffice. Otherwise, the manual method as you have done will be necessary.
Alternately the said extension could be rebuilt with the necessary modules included and insmod'ed in the correct order.
In fact, if indeed, a tiny core, will ever succeed one needs to become familiar with this process.
Including every conceivable module, even when rarely needed just consumes too much space.