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FS#31766 - [linux] compile in autofs4 module

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 13:20 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 07 October 2012, 16:11 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


systemd will always insert autofs4 on boot if it is not compiled-in. As we are about to switch to systemd, we might as well just compile it in.
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Sunday, 07 October 2012, 16:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  3.5.5-1 3.0.44-1 3.6.1-1
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 13:23 GMT
With would you gain by having it compiled in?
Comment by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 13:38 GMT
A miniscule amount of improved boot-speed/robustness I suppose.

The point is that the module will be inserted on every single Arch system, so there is no benefit to having it as a module (unless I'm missing something).
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 13:38 GMT
It saves you an annoying warning message on every boot.

59 log_debug("Your kernel apparently lacks built-in %s support. Might be a good idea to compile it in. "
60 "We'll now try to work around this by loading the module...",
61 kmod_table[i]);

There's nothing "real" to be gained here. systemd, to my knowledge, will always support these modules being modules.

I don't particularly care either way, but compiling it in is probably The Right Thing To Do™.