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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Managing Modules

Most modules on your system are managed by kerneld, but there are times during which manual intervention is required. One limitation is having multiple SCSI adapters of different types in the system. The main SCSI adapter is in the conf.modules' scsi_hostadapter alias, but because kerneld allows only one SCSI setting in the conf.modules file, you have a problem. The answer is not overly complicated—the additional SCSI adapter must be managed manually. This is not as big a deal as it seems because the SCSI driver can be loaded with one command and then left in memory. In most cases, this is a parallel port SCSI device anyway, such as a Zip drive.

Other circumstances can occur where it is more convenient to manage modules manually. ...

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