Module loads always Oops

Craig Metz (
Fri, 07 Feb 1997 23:19:15 -0500

All kernels 2.1.23 and up, with either of the two versions of modutils
in the v2.1 directory, give me an Oops for any module I attempt to load. The
Oops report is usually a NULL pointer dereference at 0x4d?????? (perhaps this
is in init_module()?) and is always before any initializations appear to have

I've scanned over the archives of this list and have seen remarkably
little discussion of this; only one other person appears to be having this
problem. Is this a problem others are seeing? Am I missing something that got
updated (I would think that modutils-2.1.23 and kernel 2.1.23 would work
together)? Or is this a rare problem that I'm just lucky enough to be