View Full Version : Is ext3 compiled as a module in kernel-2.6.8-1.521?

30th October 2004, 10:48 PM
$ modprobe -l | grep ext3

I want to recompile the kernel with gcc-3.4 and then compile nvidia drivers. I read every where that I need to compile ext3 fs into the kernel and not as module. So I just got confused with the output of modprobe!


30th October 2004, 10:59 PM
Modprobe inserts modules. To see what modules are currently running, use lsmod.
lsmod | grep ext shows that ext3 is compiled as a module.

There is an easier way to get nvidia drivers. (http://fedorafaq.org/#nvidia) If you still want to recompile the kernel there are howtos here.

30th October 2004, 11:22 PM
Thnaks Jman

$ lsmod | grep ext3
ext3 125649 2
jbd 86129 1 ext3

mmm, Then why in the howto tutorials, they always advise to compile into the kernel and not as module?

and If I do not compile it as module, what changes necessary that I need to do?

6th November 2004, 08:30 AM
bump up.

I appreciate help in this.

6th November 2004, 03:39 PM
You'll need ext2 compiled into the kernel in order for the kernel to mount its initrd image. ext3 can be loaded as a module within the initrd if it is needed to support any ext3 filesystems on your disk drives. Technically, ext3 is just a superset of ext2 that includes journaling support. In rare cases, I have successfully mounted an ext3 filesystem using only the built-in ext2 support--like for grabbing a config file prior to blowing away an installation.