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Blacklisting deprecated?

I thought that just the MOD_BLACKLIST array was deprecated, not the bang preponing into MODULES array. How can someone avoid module loading now? Through some udev rule? --4javier 12:08, 1 June 2011 (EDT)

Ok, I've seen alsa page edit...then, conf files into /etc/modprobe.d are the preferred blacklisting method? --4javier 12:12, 1 June 2011 (EDT)
initscripts 2011.06.1-1 (in [testing] at the moment) has dropped support for blacklisting in rc.conf's MODULES array, since upstream provides a way to do it, and using that method lets the devs get rid of and use a more vanilla (and faster) udev package. thestinger 12:17, 1 June 2011 (EDT)
Perfect, thanks. I'll fix my configuration in advance. :) --4javier 12:20, 1 June 2011 (EDT)

Deprecated options suggestion

As rc.conf is a major wiki article and I don't want to waste everyone's time making changes that are not desirable, I'd like to open a discussion about listing deprecated options. Mentioning UDEV_TIMEOUT on forums initiated a developer response, stating that the option is no longer usable. There was no reference on rc.conf wiki anymore, and such information can be easily missed while updating. This brought me to an idea that deprecated options could be listed on wiki, to make people aware that their functionality has been dropped, and perhaps linking to a way to replace it if one is known. Provided that such information would be properly labeled not to cause any confusion, I can't see any real downsides to it, though I'm not entirely sure that listing obsolete information in this way is desirable. Please share your thoughts.