problem loading modules

Jeremy Utley 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.
>>
> Alexander,
>    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,
> Rusty.
>
>
>
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.  :)

-J-




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