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SubjectRe: 2.6: races between modprobe and depmod in rc.sysinit
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In message <200307312145.01711.arvidjaar@mail.ru> you write:
> the only reason I can imagine is that it hits depmod -A that runs in
> rc.sysinit and does
>
> truncate /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.*
> scan modules
> write files
>
> So, quesitons
>
> - would anybody (Rusty?) object if I change depmod to do
> build temp name
> move temp name into original

No, that's definitely my preferred method anyway: please send patch.
Although I double this causes your problem here.

> - Chmouel, Fred - is depmod on every boot really neccessary? When people
> install modules they are expected to run it actually ...

People get it wrong, and you still want them to boot. Increasingly we
can live without depmod though: I might fix this in a near-future
version to live without it.

Cheers,
Rusty.
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