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SubjectRe: 2.6.12 initrd module loading seems parallel on bootup
"Darryl L. Miles" <darryl@netbauds.net> wrote:
>
> [ modules getting loaded out-of-order and in parallel from initrd ]
>

On June 7, Martin Wilck reported:

> It turned out to be a problem with Red Hat's nash that didn't check the
> returned pid in it's wait4() call and thus ended up insmod'ing mutliple
> modules simultaneously, leading to "Unkown symbol" errors. Yuck, it took
> me a day figure that out.
>
> That bug is fixed in redhat's "mkinitrd" package 4.2.0.3-1 and later,
> but that package is currently only in Fedora's "Development" tree.

I'd like to know what changed in the kernel to make nash's behaviour
change. Martin, did you work that out?
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