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SubjectRe: LILO calling modprobe?
On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 02:58:18PM -0500, Stephen C Burns wrote:

> Each time I run lilo, I receive the following message in syslog:
>
> modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-3
>
> This machine has no IDE devices. when I run lilo in verbose mode, I see
> that it is querying all possible hard disks in /dev (e.g. Caching device
> /dev/hda (0x0300, etc.). I am, in fact, running an older version of
> LILO (0.21) but upgrading when it is not necessary frightens me.

Well, why not look at the source, then?

void preload_dev_cache(void)
{
char tmp[10];
int i;

cache_add("/dev/hda",0x300);
for (i = 1; i <= 8; i++) {
sprintf(tmp,"/dev/hda%d",i);
cache_add(tmp,0x300+i);
}
cache_add("/dev/hdb",0x340);
for (i = 1; i <= 8; i++) {
sprintf(tmp,"/dev/hdb%d",i);
cache_add(tmp,0x340+i);
}
cache_add("/dev/sda",0x800);
for (i = 1; i <= 8; i++) {
sprintf(tmp,"/dev/sda%d",i);
cache_add(tmp,0x800+i);
}
cache_add("/dev/sdb",0x810);
for (i = 1; i <= 8; i++) {
sprintf(tmp,"/dev/sdb%d",i);
cache_add(tmp,0x810+i);
}
}

Before doing anything LILO v21 collects the hda, hdb, sda, sdb info.
There is no problem, certainly no kernel problem.
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