Bug 3054

Summary: "can't locate module <netdev>:xx" kernel warnings
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Adam Spiers <redhat>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Adam Spiers 1999-05-26 00:32:10 UTC
"can't locate module <netdev>:xx" kernel warnings are
produced when /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post
runs ifup-aliases (where <netdev> is typically lo or eth0
and xx is a number from 0 to 49).

Suggested fix: change line 20 of ifup-post to

if [ "$ISALIAS" = "yes" ] ; then

(please check that this is correct though!)

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-26 15:17:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further review.

Comment 2 Adam Spiers 1999-05-27 00:07:59 UTC
These warnings are being generated from other startup scripts
too.  I haven't figured out which ones yet, but hopefully if
I never do, someone who knows more about initscripts than me
will know where else they're coming from.

Comment 3 Adam Spiers 1999-06-03 01:26:59 UTC
I've finally figured out where else these warnings are coming
from, and it's whenever

  linuxconf --hint netdev

gets run.  I looked at the linuxconf code, and thought about it,
and maybe it is actually doing the right thing, in which case
presumably the only fix is to add things like

alias lo:* off
alias eth0:* off

to /etc/conf.modules.  Or maybe linuxconf should do this itself?

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-21 20:26:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3588 ***