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SubjectRe: Runaway loop with the current git.
> This modprobe process does try to log an error, accesses /dev/console,
> which is not initialized in the kernel at that time, and the kernel
> module loader tries the load a module to support dev_t 5:1, which
> again runs modprobe, and ...

So we have a buggy modprobe...

>
> Setting CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER=y makes it disapper. The patch I sent
> seems to fix it.
>
> The bug is handled here: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12153

We cannot go re-ordering random chunks of kernel init with unpredictable
effects including possibly making other stuff less reliable (because you
set up the console device before the console driver is loaded on a PCI
bus device). And we certainly can't do it this close to a release.

Alan


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