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SubjectRe: Module loading on demand
From: Alan Cox <>
Subject: Re: Module loading on demand
Date: 22 Feb 2003 17:41:15 +0000

> The other nasty is that if you install Rusty's rpms for the better module tools, and
> then install a Red Hat kernel errata your errata kernel will not boot because the
> Rusty tools replace insmod.static with a tool which only works standalone on 2.5. Its
> not a big deal since most people who build 2.5 kernels build their own 2.4 ones too,
> and you can fix the initrd by hand, but it is one to know about.

The solution in Debian was to include both the 2.4 and 2.5 variants. There
where a bug in that, since initrd-tools forgot to include it, which is now
resolved. The correct variant was used depending on which kernel where
installed. A neater solution where to include the correct tools and modules
for kernel.

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