Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#213 closed System Defect (wontfix)

Installation disk load some unnecessary kernel modules

Reported by: delphij Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Installer Version: 8.0-ALPHA
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…

Description

While booting from the CD-ROM, the installation disk would load a lot of kernel modules at the beginning, e.g. geom_eli, geom_journal, geom_uzip, if_ipw, etc. This process can be deferred to when the user is choosing installation type in background, if possible, to reduce the loading process (if the user won't use ZFS then there is no need to load it, it can even be loaded on-demand when the user chooses ZFS).

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by kris

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

At the moment removing most of those modules isn't feasible. During the boot process we scan the disk for available partitions we can upgrade, and need geli/journal/zfs and all the fs types available to do this. Also, the cd/dvd is unmounted when booted, and loading new modules would require another re-mount process to take place, which isn't normally done until actual data is being copied to disk.

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