[lug] Module support (kernel compile)

John Starkey jstarkey at ajstarkey.com
Thu Aug 10 21:19:25 MDT 2000

Ok. So if I check yes to the modules session that means (only) that i can
load them and will know they are loaded with the lsmod command. Or do some
of the not show up. I'm speaking in general regarding any modulable (is
that even a word) question in make config.

And if I conpile everything in, then can I add things later? I may be
answering my own question (if I understand myself correctly :} ). I'm
gathering (from myself) that modules are basically there so they "load on
demand" without having to recompile. 

I know this is a really big question and the answer could probably take up
a book, but.... what makes them a risk?? Because someone can copy,
 manipulate and recompile, then somehow through them back in the loop when
noones looking??

TIA again,


On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 rm at mamma.varadinet.de wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 10:59:36PM -0400, John Starkey wrote:
> > Hi again. 
> > 
> > So does the module support question pertain to (in a RedHat distro) the
> > rpms or to other downloadable modules (or both). 
> Hmm, i'm not at all competent with RedHat (using mostly Debian these days)
> but i assume they mean: should the kernel support loadable modules. Some
> people (incl. me) consider loadable kernel modules a potential security
> risk, so on high security boxes i wouldn't enable them.
> > I'm trying to get away from redhat to find out what Linux itself is all
> > about. So if I say yes to the Modules questions instead of yes (meaning
> > Kernel support) am I getting the Red Hat tainted distro version. Make any
> > sense??
> I think it's allways good to know more than one distro. Too often people
> say 'Linux' when they mean RedHat/SuSE/Slackware/Mandrake ....
> Ralf 
> > 
> > John
> > 
> > 
> > _______________________________________________
> > Web Page:  http://lug.boulder.co.us
> > Mailing List: http://lists.lug.boulder.co.us/mailman/listinfo/lug
> _______________________________________________
> Web Page:  http://lug.boulder.co.us
> Mailing List: http://lists.lug.boulder.co.us/mailman/listinfo/lug

More information about the LUG mailing list