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SubjectRe: Module loading on demand
On Sat, 22 Feb 2003 08:43:29 -0500 (EST), Bill Davidsen wrote:
>I note that with "new modules" modules no longer seem to load as needed
>but must be loaded by hand or explicitly in modprobe.conf.

If this is the RedHat system you mentioned in your post on sym53c8xx
loading oddity, then you need apply the fix below which I posted to
LKML on Jan 19th.

===snip===
If you're running a RedHat system, you'll also need the following
patch to /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit. Without it the kernel's modprobe and
hotplug functionalities will be disabled by rc.sysinit.

--- /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.~1~ 2002-08-22 23:10:52.000000000 +0200
+++ /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit 2003-01-14 03:04:57.000000000 +0100
@@ -334,7 +334,7 @@
IN_INITLOG=
fi

-if ! grep -iq nomodules /proc/cmdline 2>/dev/null && [ -f /proc/ksyms ]; then
+if ! grep -iq nomodules /proc/cmdline 2>/dev/null && [ -f /proc/modules ]; then
USEMODULES=y
fi

(RedHat users should also comment out or remove the /sbin/update line in
/etc/inittab, but that's unrelated to the use of modules.)
===snip===

/Mikael
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