[LEDE-DEV] Difference between AutoLoad vs. AutoProbe for kernel modules?

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Thu Jan 12 03:48:20 PST 2017

Hey all,

It's not possible to depend directly on xt_hashlimit, because we don't
use any symbols in it. Instead, Netfilter forces us to go through
helper function, which load xt_hashtable dynamically. This works fine
on most systems, where the kernel calls out to modprobe at runtime in
order to get xt_hashtable. However, OpenWRT doesn't ship modprobe (I
think?), so there's no kernel autoloading.


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