problem loading modules
jeremy at jutley.org
Tue Sep 28 09:29:27 PDT 2004
Jim Gifford wrote:
> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>> Nathan Coulson wrote:
>>> echo "eth0" >> /etc/sysconfig/modules
>> No. Please better list the actual module, e.g. 8139too. The reason is
>> that using /etc/modprobe.conf (where you probably have alias eth0
>> 8139too - please remove that) for specifying the list of your
>> hardware is deprecated.
> Here is what the author of module-init-tools has to say on this
> issue, he has been following this thread by my request.
> Rusty Russell wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> There's nothing wrong with "alias eth0 8139too" from a modprobe point
> of view. However, I believe the point your poster was trying to make is
> that in 2.6 we expect the hotplug infrastructure to locate the hardware
> and insert the module, rather than waiting for a reference to "eth0" to
> cause the kernel to invoke modprobe.
> I hope that clarifies,
And with that note from a very well-known kernel guy, it's now official
that on a 2.6 system, hotplug is *expected* to be present. :)
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