Bug 154461 - insmod: error inserting '/lib/sd_mod.ko': -1 unknown symbol in module
insmod: error inserting '/lib/sd_mod.ko': -1 unknown symbol in module
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-04-11 18:30 EDT by Luke Hutchison
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-23 19:49:14 EDT
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Description Luke Hutchison 2005-04-11 18:30:12 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm running FC3 on an HP Proliant server, with some core packages upgraded to
FC4-development RPMs.

Recently I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.11-1234_FC4smp.  On boot I get the
following error:

insmod: error inserting '/lib/sd_mod.ko': -1 unknown symbol in module
ERROR: /bin/insmod exited abnormally
File descriptor 3 left open
File descriptor 3 left open
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
kernel panic

I'm guessing that the initrd is missing some module that it needs, causing an
"unknown symbol" error?
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-04-11 18:35:41 EDT
mixing bits and pieces from two different releases is nearly always going to
break something, so this probably falls into the 'unfixable' category due to the
disparate state of your userspace.

Though I'm curious why the initrd is using insmod instead of modprobe.

Jeremy ?
Comment 2 Luke Hutchison 2005-04-11 18:59:25 EDT
This is at the very beginning of the boot process, so not much of the system is
actually involved at that point.  I upgraded to the latest module-init-tools and
binutils, but other than that and the kernel RPM, I don't know what else would
be involved this early on in booting.  Did I miss anything?
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-05-23 19:49:14 EDT
This was the only report of this that came up, so its likely very unique to your
setup.  As I believe this to be fixed in current trees, I'm going to close this.

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