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SubjectRe: [2.5] initrd/mkinitrd still not working
On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 14:46:53 -0500 (EST), Bill Davidsen wrote:
>Could someone *please* point me to the version of mkinitrd which works
>with the new module code? The mkinitrd from Redhat and Slackware can not
>find scsi modules which are in the module tree and modeles.dep. If I
>build initrd by hand based on what worked for 2.5.47 it starts to load a
>*still* can't find the module.
>...
>sh arch/i386/boot/install.sh 2.5.56 arch/i386/boot/bzImage System.map ""
>No module sym53c8xx found for kernel 2.5.56
>...
>/lib/modules/2.5.56/kernel/drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx_2/sym53c8xx.ko

Recent 2.5 gives modules a .ko suffix instead of the traditional .o,
and modules are described in /etc/modprobe.conf instead of modules.conf.
The quick-n-dirty patch below to RH8.0's /sbin/mkinitrd might do the trick.

As to why the .o -> .ko name change was necessary, I have no idea.
Rusty?

/Mikael

--- mkinitrd.~1~ 2003-01-20 15:39:34.000000000 +0100
+++ mkinitrd 2003-01-20 15:49:48.000000000 +0100
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@
img_vers=""
builtins=""
pivot=1
-modulefile=/etc/modules.conf
+modulefile=/etc/modprobe.conf
rc=0

if [ `uname -m` = "ia64" ]; then
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@
modName="sbp2"
fi

- fmPath=`(cd /lib/modules/$kernel; echo find . -name $modName.o | /sbin/nash --quiet)`
+ fmPath=`(cd /lib/modules/$kernel; echo find . -name $modName.ko | /sbin/nash --quiet)`

if [ ! -f /lib/modules/$kernel/$fmPath ]; then
if [ -n "$skiperrors" ]; then
@@ -320,7 +320,7 @@
fi

if [ -n "$needusb" ]; then
- drivers=$(awk '/^alias usb-controller[0-9]* / { print $3}' < /etc/modules.conf)
+ drivers=$(awk '/^alias usb-controller[0-9]* / { print $3}' < $modulefile)
if [ -n "$drivers" ]; then
findmodule usbcore
for driver in $drivers; do
@@ -461,7 +461,7 @@

dd if=/dev/zero of=$IMAGE bs=1k count=$IMAGESIZE 2> /dev/null || exit 1

-LODEV=$(echo findlodev $modName.o | /sbin/nash --quiet)
+LODEV=$(echo findlodev $modName.ko | /sbin/nash --quiet)

if [ -z "$LODEV" ]; then
rm -rf $MNTPOINT $IMAGE
@@ -536,7 +536,7 @@

for MODULE in $MODULES; do
text=""
- module=`echo $MODULE | sed "s|.*/||" | sed "s/.o$//"`
+ module=`echo $MODULE | sed "s|.*/||" | sed "s/.ko$//"`

options=`sed -n -e "s/^options[ ][ ]*$module[ ][ ]*//p" $modulefile 2>/dev/null`

@@ -547,7 +547,7 @@
echo "Loading module $module$text"
fi
echo "echo \"Loading $module module\"" >> $RCFILE
- echo "insmod /lib/$module.o $options" >> $RCFILE
+ echo "insmod /lib/$module.ko $options" >> $RCFILE

# Hack - we need a delay after loading usb-storage to give things
# time to settle down before we start looking a block devices
-
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