Bug 79003

Summary: rc.sysinit never runs isapnp as ! -f /proc/isapnp is false
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: James T Evans <jevans>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 7.1CC: rvokal
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Description James T Evans 2002-12-04 15:34:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
I rely on isapnp to configure an ISA ISDN card. rc.sysinit contains the check 

"if [ -x /sbin/isapnp -a -f /etc/isapnp.conf -a ! -f /proc/isapnp ] then" ..... 
run isapnp if $PNP = yes. 

/proc/isapnp always seems to be there at the time this runs, so my isdn hardware
was never configured and the later "isdn start" would fail to find the card.

I removed the last term, checking for ! /proc/isapnp and the problem is resolved
though I am unclear as to the implications of this or why this has caused no-one
else a problem! maybe /proc/isapnp is not normally created at this time.

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1.err start the system??

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-04 17:29:12 UTC
Running the userland isapnp tools while the kernel mode ISAPnP support
(/proc/isapnp) is active can be dangerous in some cases; that's why the check is