Bug 78508

Summary: modutils for kernel-2.4.19-0.pp.15 incompatible with 2.5.4x
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: sean <seandarcy>
Component: modutilsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 1.0CC: rvokal
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Description sean 2002-11-25 00:10:16 UTC
Description of Problem:
With the new module loading in 2.5.4x, you need modutils-2.4.21-4. This modutils
works fine with a hand built 2.4.x, but not with the RH kernels. 

The error though is odd:

"kernel requires old insmod, but couldn't run insmod.old. No such file or

modutils-2.4.21-4 puts insmod.old in /sbin, where it is.

My machine has /boot on a separate small ext2 partition. / is on a large ext3
partition. Is the kernel looking for insmod.old somewhere else? Is the problem
that ext3 not loaded? 

I realize you're not trying to keep compatible with all development kernels, but
it would be real nice to be able to play with 2.5.x and have the rh kernel to
fall back on.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-25 17:39:11 UTC
You need *entirely different* modutils, not just a new modutils. We probably
won't be looking into this until the new 2.5 module loader is actually finished.