Bug 220014

Summary: Handbook always recommends loading modules from /boot/loader.conf, never mentioning kld_list
Product: Documentation Reporter: salternate
Component: DocumentationAssignee: freebsd-doc mailing list <doc>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Many People    
Priority: ---    
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description salternate 2017-06-15 13:58:36 UTC
So rc.conf(5) says "Loading modules at this point in the boot process is much faster than doing it via /boot/loader.conf for those modules not necessary for mounting local disk."

I first saw mention somewhere that it was safer to load video drivers from kld_list so the display wouldn’t be blanked for a long time during boot, so you would have the slightest idea what was going wrong if something does wrong... and indeed it has turned out to be much nicer to put i915kms in kld_list.