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I've just begun moving my Arch system to systemd, and started by moving the deprecated parts of rc.conf to their respective configuration files.

The rc.conf wiki article lists files for most options, and I assume I should just move the relevant lines from rc.conf to those files. But what about the HARDWARE sections? A directory is listed there: /etc/modules-load.d/.

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Turns out this is described in the systemd wiki article: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd#Kernel_modules and man modules-load.d (can't answer my own question this quickly) – Anna Nov 3 '12 at 11:42
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Modules: Use modules-load.d(5) for autoloading – if it's still necessary (with Linux 3.5, almost all hardware-specific modules are autoloaded, including kvm). Use modprobe.d(5) for blacklisting.

FakeRAID: Seems to require dmraid.service.

Btrfs: Handled by udev.

LVM: Will be handled by udev + lvmetad starting with lvm2-2.02.98-2; in older packages needs lvm.service.

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