Built-in modules review

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at canonical.com
Wed Mar 17 18:48:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Scott James Remnant <scott at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 15:08 +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
>> Filesystems: we currently have all of the ext2,3,4 filesystems builtin,
>> plus all of the diagnostics filesystems (procfs et al), and also fuse.
>> Other than FUSE these are all boot essential.  I believe FUSE is
>> required for automounting which needs confirmation.  No changes
>> required.
> FUSE is built-in because we have no way of loading it
> otherwise; /dev/fuse would not exist without the module loaded, and fuse
> is generally used by user processes which don't have permission to
> modprobe.

Is this because fuse is broken as a module, or because it just needs
to be loaded at boot because users can't do it without an escalation
of privileges? If it's the latter then why can't we load it
dynamically at boot time?

-- Chase

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