Bug 28011 - modprobe fails to load ppp module when ppp built into kernel
modprobe fails to load ppp module when ppp built into kernel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-16 13:49 EST by Reuben Farrelly
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:19 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-16 13:49:06 EST
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Description Reuben Farrelly 2001-02-16 13:49:03 EST
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modprobe fails to load ppp module when built into kernel - modutils should 
*not* be looking for ppp module if it is compiled in and not referenced in 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build new kernel with PPP support built in rather than as a module
2. ifup ppp0 and ifdown ppp0
3. [watch messages log]

Actual Results:  Logged

Feb 17 05:11:21 tornado modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module ppp0

Expected Results:  This warning message should not have been printed; 
modprobe should not be looking for this module


alias char-major-108 ppp_generic off
alias /dev/ppp ppp_generic off

to modules.conf worked around the issue, modutils has the 
alias "alias /dev/ppp ppp_generic" built in by default, an off statement 
in modules.conf was required

I imagine this would be an issue with other components built into the 
kernel as well that were originally packaged as modules
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-16 14:17:29 EST
The alias is needed if it's compiled as a module, though, and that's the
default configuration.

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