automatic loading of mymodule

Hi,

I have written a simple driver for a custom device, lets call it abc.o. I use "insmod abc.o" to load the driver module. However i would like to load the driver automatically on bootup.

Can anyone please help me with getting this done on linux.

cheers!
-Jinu
jinumjoyAsked:
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sunnycoderCommented:
If you are sure :::
add a entry in /etc/inittab

id:runlevel:once:insmod abc.o

man 5 inittab
man init
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sunnycoderCommented:
alternatively, you make a one line script containing a single line

insmod abc.o

make it executable

add a symbolic link for it in rcn.d directory where n is the runlevel
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jinumjoyAuthor Commented:
will it work over any flavour of linux?
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sunnycoderCommented:
I guess so... I am not sure though
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g0rathCommented:
any flavor of linux will use insmod and inittab since these are very standard tools. What is relative is how they are laid out for the /etc/ paths.

Redhat uses a symlink method as does many others
Slackware is different, you just add a line to the rc.modules file

and there may be others that use a slightly different method for automatically installing bootable apps

The only worry you may have is what kernel version you used to compile your device driver. If you use GNU automake/autoconf it may aid you in building a package that will recompile for each kernel that you will support for your device driver.

Happy hunting.
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