Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133838
udev tries to load floppy.ko for non-existant drive
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
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Description of problem:
Udev tries to load the floppy.ko module when I do not have a floppy
drive. This produces an error when udev is started: FATEL: error
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start udev on a PC that does not have a floppy drive
Actual Results: tried to load module and error message
Expected Results: it should not have tried to load the floppy module
thus no error message
You can't probe for the presence of a floppy without loading a floppy
Then how about getting rid of the error message?
modprobe floppy >/dev/null 2>&1
Oh, I see where this is coming from now.
udev manually creates /dev/fdX on start.
Hence, any attempt to access them causes an autoload of floppy, which
may or many not succeed.
Since we're loading floppy in rc.sysinit, I don't think the manual
udev creation is needed.
Thank you for the update. I await an update for testing.