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Bug 124263 - generate_modprobe.conf generates modprobe.conf which hangs machine
generate_modprobe.conf generates modprobe.conf which hangs machine
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: module-init-tools (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-05-25 06:17 EDT by Peter Hunter
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 14:29:59 EDT
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Description Peter Hunter 2004-05-25 06:17:50 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 
turned into:

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!"

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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
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-19 14:29:59 EDT
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.

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