Bug 107588 - Syntax error in modules.conf causes system startup to hang up in an endless loop
Syntax error in modules.conf causes system startup to hang up in an endless loop
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-10-20 16:39 EDT by hampel
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-25 14:23:18 EST
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Description hampel 2003-10-20 16:39:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
A simple mistake in modules.conf causes system start hanging up.
You will get an error message about a syntax error in this file in an endless loop.

This line causes the hang up:

post_install emu10k1 /usr/local/...
....^----- '_' should be '-'.

But the script (?) should check this and shouldn't end up in an endless loop!

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.open modules.conf
2.replace '-' in post-install with '_'

Expected Results:  Only one error message, but no endless loop!

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-25 14:23:18 EST
Sorry about the lack of response on this. At this point, this isn't
going to be fixed unless it still reoccurs on current distributions.

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