On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 09:29:39AM -0500, DrFranken wrote:

I confess not to be knowing the entire process so it could easily have
been a module but for sure 100s of screens of stuff blasted by with the
various make commands!

I don't think loadable kernel modules were added to Linux until the 2.x
kernel version, but I'm having trouble finding confirmation of that. I
think I started using Linux somewhere around the mid '90s. Whenever it was
that I started with Linux, there were no loadable kernel modules. The
kernel had to be recompiled to add and/or remove various drivers.

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