Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124263
generate_modprobe.conf generates modprobe.conf which hangs machine
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:45:31 EDT
The following line in modules.conf:
add probeall ip_conntrack ip_conntrack_irc ip_conntrack_ftp
designed to get irc and ftp connection tracking to load when ip_conntrack does gets
install ip_conntrack /sbin/modprobe ip_conntrack_irc; /sbin/modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp;
which causes a hang as the system tries again and again to insert these two modules.
Deleting that line and using the configuration file for iptables to load the right modules
works fine, but this was serious since it stopped my machine from booting - every time I
got to iptables it hung. I had to boot interactively to fix it.
It would have been nice to have had a big dialogue box on the screen of the installer
saying something like "Warning - new modprobe setup in modprobe.conf. One has been
automatically generated for you but is not guaranteed to work!"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a modules.conf containing the line above
2. Use generate_modprobe.conf
3. Load ip_conntrack
Actual Results: Hang
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for any lack of
This is unlikely to get fixed outside of the upstream generate-modprobe.conf.