Bug 159928 - (modprobe-o) modprobe gives "Operation not permitted" when trying to load a module with a different name (via the -o option)
modprobe gives "Operation not permitted" when trying to load a module with a ...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-06-09 08:46 EDT by udas
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-09 10:50:22 EDT
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Description udas 2005-06-09 08:46:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
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[root@vcslinux5 ~]# modprobe -o myhe he
FATAL: Error inserting he (/lib/modules/2.6.9-5.ELsmp/kernel/drivers/atm/he.ko): Operation not permitted
[root@vcslinux5 ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant)
[root@vcslinux5 ~]# uname -a
Linux vcslinux5.vxindia.veritas.com 2.6.9-5.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jan 5 19:30:39 EST
2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@vcslinux5 ~]#

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just run:
modprobe -o <some-custom-name> <modulename>

Actual Results:  "Operation not permitted" is returned

Expected Results:  The module should have loaded with the given name silently

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-06-09 10:50:22 EDT
This is because of the module signing in the kernel; renaming the module breaks
the signature.

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