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Bug 136837 - "runaway loop modprobe" on startup
"runaway loop modprobe" on startup
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-10-22 12:22 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-26 18:45:44 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2004-10-22 12:22:45 EDT
Description of problem:

I got the following while booting kernel-2.6.9-1.639 on x86_64
Probing IDE interface ide0...
request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1
request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1
request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1
request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1
request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1
Probing IDE interface ide1...

Eventually the whole thing boots so this is easy to miss
if one is not checking for it.

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How reproducible:
Not clear.  Yesterday looked quite reproducible to me.  Now I
cannot reproduce using either 2.6.9-1.639 or 2.6.9-1.640 kernels.
Originally I thought that this may be related to segfaults in
udev but Harald asked me to refile under mkinitrd.

I do not have yet fixed udev while attempting to reproduce and
all initrd images where this showed up, or not, were done with
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-22 21:04:45 EDT
net-pf-1 is unix domain sockets. Considering that that pretty much
*has* to be built into the kernel, that's a very odd message.

Assigning to kernel; that message is coming before mkinitrd.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-10-25 15:15:52 EDT
indeed, and CONFIG_UNIX=y in current kernels (and has been since ever
afaik). this smells like a userspace bug to me.
Comment 3 Michal Jaegermann 2004-10-25 15:25:55 EDT
This was apparently a "bad day" when I noticed that "runaway loop".
I had no troubles to get that then and I could not reproduce this
ever after.  It is possible that with quick pace of updates something
was changed which made it to disappear.

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