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    SubjectRe: insmoding aha152x never returns in 2.3.33
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    On Mon, 20 Dec 1999 00:53:10 +0100 (CET), 
    eduard.epi@t-online.de (Peter Bornemann) wrote:
    >I think the subject says it all. When I try a "modprobe aha152x", the
    >prompt never returns in 2.3.33. lsmod shows the following (besides
    >lots of other modules):
    >
    >aha152x 24660 (initializing)

    Which says that aha152x has not returned from its initialization
    routine. It is kernel code, not insmod, that determines this.

    >But this initializing never completes as to lsmod. However
    >dmesg says everything is OK:
    >aha152x: auto configuration: ok, detected 1 controller(s)
    >aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x140, IRQ=9, SCSI ID=7,
    >reconnect=disabled, parity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100,
    >extended translation=disabled
    >aha152x: trying software interrupt, ok.
    >scsi0 : Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.7 $
    >scsi : 1 host.
    >
    >So the driver itself seems satisfied whereas kmod doesn't know this.

    I would expect more messages, including a device scan. In any case,
    the problem is in kernel code, not kmod/modutils. Something in aha152x
    startup is hanging so the init_module() syscall is not returning to
    insmod. Ask the aha152x maintainer.

    >modutils are:
    >
    >peter@eduard:~ > depmod -V
    >depmod version 2.3.8
    >depmod: Can't open /lib/modules/2.3.33/modules.dep
    >
    >The last message "Can't open..." is also funny, the file exists and is
    >world-readable. Maybe it's the unfinished insmoding.

    No, it is a misleading message. What it should say is "Can't open
    /lib/modules/2.3.33/modules.dep for writing". I will fix this in
    modutils 2.3.9.


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