no wonder, as most modules seem to be very quiet on on load/unload.
some days ago i was curious how "consistent" modules would leave messages in syslog load/unload.
this is why i made a little statistic on that.
i`d like to share the essential part here (can provide more details if you like):
on load, 1204 on unload, 1655 (out of 2088) left absoultely _no_ message in syslog
3c359 - silence
3c501 - silence
3c503 - 2 lines on load, 0 on unload
3c505 - 3 lines on load, 0 on unload
3c507 - silence
3c509 - silence
3c515 - 1 line on load, 0 on unload
3c574_cs - silence
3c589_cs - silence
3c59x - silence
ok, this is not too reliable, because modules might act differently if they find appropriate hardware.
but i wonder if some mandatory "print a message on init/exit" wouldn`t give a benefit to admins or end-users, too.
sure this would additionally clutter up syslog, but it would add transparency.
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On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 11:09:23 +0100
Regardless of the usefulness, really, if this would be mandatory for all modules, it should
be done in the module loader itself....
But I'm not entirely convinced how useful that is to do always, although I can see the
point of having it as debug option, similar to the initcall debug stuff...
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