Bug 134984 - updfstab insists on trying to load floppy driver on system with no floppy drive
updfstab insists on trying to load floppy driver on system with no floppy drive
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-10-07 14:16 EDT by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 14:47:14 EDT
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Description Orion Poplawski 2004-10-07 14:16:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
updfstab generates the following messages in /var/log/messages:

Oct  7 12:09:22 aspen kernel: updfstab: Using deprecated /dev/sg
mechanism instead of SG_IO on the actual device
Oct  7 12:09:22 aspen kernel: inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8-1.521smp
Oct  7 12:09:22 aspen kernel: Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
Oct  7 12:09:25 aspen kernel: floppy0: no floppy controllers found
Oct  7 12:09:25 aspen modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting floppy
(/lib/modules/2.6.8-1.521smp/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko): No such

I don't know why it tries to load the floppy driver since there is no
floppy drive in this system

The FATAL error generates a spurious LogWatch message, which is annoying.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run updfstab on system without floppy

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-07 14:47:14 EDT
You can't tell whether or not there is a floppy drive without loading
the floppy driver.

install floppy /bin/true

in /etc/modprobe.conf will make it go away.

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