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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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    fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc
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