Bug 133838 - udev tries to load floppy.ko for non-existant drive
Summary: udev tries to load floppy.ko for non-existant drive
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
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Blocks: FC3Target
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Reported: 2004-09-27 20:21 UTC by Jason
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: udev-032-6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 09:54:13 UTC

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Description Jason 2004-09-27 20:21:41 UTC
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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
inserting floppy

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-28 16:27:54 UTC
You can't probe for the presence of a floppy without loading a floppy

Comment 2 Jason 2004-09-28 16:47:23 UTC
Then how about getting rid of the error message?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-28 16:54:36 UTC
It does.

modprobe floppy >/dev/null 2>&1

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-28 16:59:01 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Jason 2004-09-28 17:03:16 UTC
Thank you for the update.  I await an update for testing.

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