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SubjectRe: modprobe problem with block-major-11
On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 03:51:36PM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 21:53:28 -0700,
> Mike Castle <> wrote:
> >Now, if I try something like ``head /dev/scd0'' I see the following in
> >dmesg:
> >SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
> >Uniform CD-ROM driver unloaded
> >
> >And the following in /var/log/ksymoops:
> >20011024 214049 start /sbin/modprobe -s -k -- block-major-11 safemode=1
> >20011024 214050 probe ended
> Check syslog for any error messages. The only unusual thing is that

Only thing in syslog around that time:
Oct 24 21:40:49 thune kernel: SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
Oct 24 21:40:50 thune insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.12/kernel/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.o: pre-install sr_mod failed
Oct 24 21:40:50 thune insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.12/kernel/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.o: insmod block-major-11 failed
Oct 24 21:40:50 thune kernel: Uniform CD-ROM driver unloaded

> modprobe is running in safe mode (user supplied input data) which
> suppresses some command expansions. Post your entire modules.conf
> exactly as is, i.e. read the file into your mail, do not cut and paste
> it.

A lot of cruft from over the years.

Also output from lsmod, since modules.conf implies more than I actually

Module Size Used by
sg 26756 1 (autoclean)
sr_mod 12184 1 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 7488 2
ide-cd 26240 0
cdrom 27200 0 (autoclean) [sr_mod ide-cd]
scsi_mod 58572 3 (autoclean) [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
nfsd 64864 1 (autoclean)
lockd 46688 1 (autoclean) [nfsd]
sunrpc 58388 1 (autoclean) [nfsd lockd]
ip_nat_ftp 2944 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ip_conntrack_ftp 3200 0 (autoclean) (unused)
iptable_nat 12756 1 (autoclean) [ip_nat_ftp]
ip_conntrack 12908 2 (autoclean) [ip_nat_ftp ip_conntrack_ftp iptable_nat]
ip_tables 10400 3 [iptable_nat]
ne2k-pci 4768 1 (autoclean)
8390 5920 0 (autoclean) [ne2k-pci]
tulip 35520 1 (autoclean)
lvm-mod 44704 10 (autoclean)
md 43520 0 (autoclean) (unused)
unix 13700 36 (autoclean)

:r /etc/modules.conf
alias block-major-58 lvm-mod
alias char-major-109 lvm-mod

alias char-major-14 sb
options sb irq=5 io=0x220 dma=1 dma16=5

add above sb adlib_card
options adlib_card io=0x388

alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc

alias char-major-15 joystick

alias block-major-8 ppa
add above ppa sd_mod

#pre-install serial modprobe -k lirc_serial
alias char-major-61 lirc_serial
options lirc_serial port=0x2f8 irq=3

alias eth0 tulip
alias eth1 ne2k-pci
# TV
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
#pre-install bttv modprobe -k msp3400; modprobe -k tuner
pre-install bttv modprobe -k tuner
options bttv radio=0 pll=0 card=0
options tuner debug=1 type=0

add above ip_conntrack ip_conntrack_ftp
add above iptable_nat ip_nat_ftp

options ide-cd ignore=hdc # tell the ide-cd module to ignore h
alias block-major-11 sr_mod # load sr_mod upon access of scd0
pre-install sg modprobe ide-scsi # load ide-scsi before sg
pre-install sr_mod modprobe ide-scsi # load ide-scsi before sr_mod
pre-install ide-scsi modprobe ide-cd # load ide-cd before ide-scsi
Mike Castle
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