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SubjectRe: insmod module-loading errors, Linux-2.6.9
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linux-os wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 08 Nov 2004 12:52:18 EST, linux-os said:
>>
>>> There are certainly work-arounds for problems that shouldn't
>>> exist at all. So, every time I do something to a kernel, I
>>> have to change whatever the EXTRAVERSION field is? Then, when
>>> a customer demands that the kernel version be exactly the
>>> same that was shipped with Fedora or whatever, I'm screwed.
>>
>>
>> If you didn't have the foresight to keep that kernel version around,
>> there isn't much we can do to help you. Yes, this may mean you have
>> a big bunch of /usr/src/linux-2.6.* directories.
>>
>
> Wrong. Whoever put the module-loading code INSIDE the kernel,
> for POLITICAL reasons, created a new POLICY.
>

No. Version information is still stripped in module-init-tools in
_userspace_ for modprobe --force. The fact that insmod doesn't support
'-f' is probably an oversight and Rusty would likely accept a patch.

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