Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134984
updfstab insists on trying to load floppy driver on system with no floppy drive
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:49:10 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run updfstab on system without floppy
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.