I have compiled a kernel with some modules, for example the
ath9k for my wireless card. I don't have anything in the autoload configuration (i.e my file
/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 is empty). However,
lsmod still shows that the module has been loaded. I also notice that when I compile filesystem support as modules (reiserfs, jfs, xfs etc.) they also get autoloaded.
Who is doing this? Can and should I disable it? I am using Gentoo.