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From: Frank Sorenson <frank@tuxrocks.com>
To: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Matt_Domsch@dell.com, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] revert "dcdbas: add DMI-based module autloading"
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 12:57:27 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47D2E197.5090806@tuxrocks.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1205000172.8748.4.camel@lov.site>

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Kay Sievers wrote:
> Frank, can you grep for 'dcdbas' in the modprobe config files:
>   modprobe -c | grep dcdbas
> ?
> 
> I wonder what's going on here, that modprobe calls itself.
> 
> Thanks,
> Kay

Aha.  This is indeed where the problem was.  A line in the modprobe
config files was supposed to cause dcdbas to load, but was instead
causing modprobe to call itself repeatedly for dcdbas.  I don't know why
an incorrect line was there, but removing it from the config allows
dcdbas to load without problem manually, and the autoload patch loads it
automatically.

Sincere apologies to everyone for causing the fire drill on a false
alarm.  Since fixing my config makes things work again, and nobody else
sees the problem, the autoload patch should stay.

Thanks for the help tracking down the issue.

Frank (off to hide in the corner)
- --
Frank Sorenson - KD7TZK
Linux Systems Engineer, DSS Engineering, UBS AG
frank@tuxrocks.com
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  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-08 18:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-06 17:26 2.6.25-rc4 OOMs itself dead on bootup Frank Sorenson
2008-03-06 18:49 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-07 19:27   ` Frank Sorenson
2008-03-08  7:08     ` Frank Sorenson
2008-03-08  8:22       ` [patch] revert "dcdbas: add DMI-based module autloading" Ingo Molnar
2008-03-08 18:16         ` Kay Sievers
2008-03-08 18:57           ` Frank Sorenson [this message]
2008-03-08 13:53       ` 2.6.25-rc4 OOMs itself dead on bootup (modprobe bug?) Matt Domsch
2008-03-08 14:03         ` Frank Sorenson
2008-03-08 21:53           ` Jon Masters
2008-03-08 22:54             ` Kay Sievers
2008-03-09  3:41               ` Jon Masters

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