Bug 71036

Summary: kudzu needs to turn off floppy device driver if no fdc present
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Preston Brown <pbrown>
Component: kudzuAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 8.0CC: rvokal
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Description Preston Brown 2002-08-08 01:39:41 UTC
Description of Problem:

On modern, legacy free systems, and on some laptops (like my Vaio), there isn't
a fdc.  However, we have hardcoded block-major-2 to the floppy module, which is
statically compiled into the kernel, in our modutils.  Every time modprobe gets
run (either automatically by the kernel or manually) you get an error

modprobe: can't locate module block-major-2

in /var/log/messages.  You get lots of them.  It is annoying.

kudzu should simply put

alias block-major-2 off

in /etc/modules.conf if no legacy floppy drives are detected.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-11 22:02:39 UTC
block-major-2 defaulted to off in modutils-2.4.22-8; we never ship it as a
module anyway.