Bug 3645

Summary: rc.sysinit tries to load st module even though st is not a module
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jay Berkenbilt <ejb>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.0CC: ejb
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Description Jay Berkenbilt 1999-06-22 19:54:28 UTC
In RedHat 6.0, it appears that the kernel packages no longer
include st as a module but instead have st compiled into the
kernel.  However, /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit still runs modprobe
st if /proc/devices indicates the presence of st and
USEMODULES is true.  This is harmless, but does result in an
extra error message at boot time.  I don't know whether it
would be better to throw away the error message or to try to
determine whether st is a module or not.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-22 21:01:59 UTC
in the latest initscripts in Raw Hide, it won't try to load the module
if it's compiled in into the kernel. We might also start
shipping it as a module again anyways...