Bug 21260 - kernel module 3c509 does not recognize io and irq parameters
kernel module 3c509 does not recognize io and irq parameters
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.0
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-11-22 14:39 EST by Alex Baretta
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 22:55:47 EST
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a snapshot from my xterm showing what happens at insmod time... (868 bytes, text/plain)
2000-11-22 14:41 EST, Alex Baretta
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Description Alex Baretta 2000-11-22 14:39:02 EST
When using modprobe or insmod to load 3c509.o in the running kernel
(standard one shipping with RH7.0) insmod reads the first parameter I pass
to the module and quits with an error message saying something
"Unrecognized parameter parm_XXXX" where XXXX is either "irq" or "io"
depending on which of the two is first on the options line for 3c509 in the
modules.conf file.

If I try to rebuild the kernel for a Pentium with the module precompiled
into it, the compiler tells me that "smp_xxx" function is undefined, and
quits the compilations. If I build the kernel for a Pentium chip with SMP
selected (although my machine has only one processor) the kernel compiles
but it hangs the machine while attempting to "mount local filesystems". If
I then press Ctrl-Alt-Del the machine begins its shutdown cycle, but once
again it hangs while "unmounting filesystems".

The only solution I found was to erase my HDs and reinstall my trusted 6.2.
Comment 1 Alex Baretta 2000-11-22 14:41:03 EST
Created attachment 5662 [details]
a snapshot from my xterm showing what happens at insmod time...
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-11-24 00:35:37 EST
Re: kernel build; you need to run make mrproper first


What happens if you change the options lines to:

options <module name>

instead of

options <interface>?

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