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SubjectRe: 2.5.7 and runaway modprobe loop?
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On Tue, 9 Apr 2002 09:17:08 -0700 (PDT), 
"Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@osdl.org> wrote:
>If I build/boot 2.5.7 with 64 GB support (with or without
>high_pte), I get:
>
>Freeing unused kernel memory: 448k freed
>INIT: version 2.78 booting
>kmod: runaway modprobe loop assumed and stopped
>kmod: runaway modprobe loop assumed and stopped
>kmod: runaway modprobe loop assumed and stopped
>kmod: runaway modprobe loop assumed and stopped
>kmod: runaway modprobe loop assumed and stopped
>
>If I build/boot it with 4 GB support, it boots fine.
>
>Fixes, suggestion?

If /var/log/ksymoops exists and is mounted rw when that message is
issued, look at 20020409.log to see what modprobe is asking for.
Otherwise add a printk to kernel/kmod::request_module() to print
module_name. In either case, work out why it is going recursive.

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