Bug 230835 - asus_acpi always loads
asus_acpi always loads
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2007-03-03 07:00 EST by Ronny Fischer
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-02-25 05:28:53 EST
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Description Ronny Fischer 2007-03-03 07:00:07 EST
Description of problem:
the module asus_acpi is always loaded even I don't have a computer build by
Asus. Machine is a IBM Thinkpad R52.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7 Test 2, Kernel 2.6.20-1.2949

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Fedora on a non-Asus-machine
Actual results:
asus_acpi is (unecessary?) loaded

Expected results:
asus_acpi should not be needed by non Asus-machines

Additional info:
I have this bug since Fedora Core 6 and on two different computers (IBM Thinkpad
 and a custom build Desktop PC). Both machines doesn't contain ANY parts made or
build by Asus. So why this module is loading? It is quite annoying and I hope
there is a good reason for this.
Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2007-04-10 11:56:00 EDT
Bulk message: Fedora 7 test bugs should be filed against "devel", not against
test1/2/3. This isn't obvious, I know. Moving this report so it isn't lost.
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2007-05-16 10:29:38 EDT
Thats actually more of a kernel question/bug, so reassigning it to proper component.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2007-05-16 15:10:57 EDT
asus_acpi is always loaded because of this piece of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit:

# Initialize ACPI bits
if [ -d /proc/acpi ]; then
    for module in /lib/modules/$unamer/kernel/drivers/acpi/* ; do
        modprobe $module >/dev/null 2>&1

rc.sysinit is from the package "filesystem", owned by pknirsch
Comment 4 Ronny Fischer 2007-05-16 15:43:49 EDT
Is there a way to exclude a single kernel module like asus_acpi? Blacklisting 
the module via modprobe.conf does not work.
Comment 5 Phil Knirsch 2007-05-24 10:50:13 EDT
Actually, rc.sysinit is owned by initscripts, moving there.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2007-05-24 14:27:12 EDT
This will be removed when the modules support proper dmi-based aliases - this is
going upstream soon.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 19:36:49 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
Comment 8 Ronny Fischer 2008-04-12 08:14:44 EDT
Having freshly installed Fedora 8 on a secondary computer it seems that this 
bug is fixed now. No module asus_acpi is shown via lsmod.

That's like it should be.
Comment 9 John Poelstra 2008-04-15 20:51:41 EDT
Thanks for your update

Okay to close this bug?
Comment 10 Ronny Fischer 2008-04-16 02:18:41 EDT
Sure, you can close this one. Didn't know if I can do this on my own.


Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 22:39:37 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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