Re: Problems module autoload in 2.6.x

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 18:50:49 EST

On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 05:39, Thomas Steudten wrote:
> In kernel 2.6.x, I use 2.6.4, the option -k to
> modprobe is gone. Also the request_module() call
> in the kernel source, don´t set this option.
> The lsmod or cat /proc/modules don't gives
> the string "(autoclean)" any more. But that's
> another point, don't know why this is gone..

Because there's no autocleaning of modules any more. You'd
wipe out your network modules every time, for a start.

> If I call mdir a:, the floppy module
> isn´t requested in request_module().

To debug this, please create a dummy modprobe like I suggested before.
That will tell you (1) whether modprobe is being called when you do
an mdir, and (2) what module it's asking for.

Anyone who quotes me in their signature is an idiot -- Rusty Russell

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