Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 15 2007,02:27
|Quote (lucky13 @ Dec. 13 2007,06:05)|
|Same can be said about the firewall support modules. DSL does not have any support programs to use them. We have such only in an extension. I tried once before to move the modules into the extension. Doing so could also performance enhance DSL. Perhaps this is a good time to try again.|
Now that I've gotten to the bottom of my XFS daemon issue, I think it makes a lot more sense to move various modules to extension. It really doesn’t fit in with DSL’s no-bloat philosophy to include modules that can’t be used because the tools to use them aren’t even in the repository. Some of those filesystem modules for which there are available progs in MyDSL can be added to those extensions. That shouldn’t be too inconvenient for those who actually want to load and use them since the progs are already an extension -- e.g., combing ntfs with its progs as well as reiserfs and its progs.
I don't know how many more modules you want to remove from the base.
I am improving the handling of the modules directory placed under the mydsl directory.
This should allow for seamless modprobe capability, rather than the previous insmods. This will allow easy access to additional modules and allow me to move rarely, or much less used, runtime modules into the mydsl extension system.
Doing, so frees more ram for better performance and more useful application extensions.