Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30933
iwconfig causes load of appletalk and ipx modules
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:19:36 EDT
actually 2.4.2-0.1.16 kernel, but RC2 wireless-tools (20-4)
Mar 7 02:10:27 bp6 kernel: NET4: Linux IPX 0.44 for NET4.0
Mar 7 02:10:27 bp6 kernel: IPX Portions Copyright (c) 1995 Caldera, Inc.
Mar 7 02:10:27 bp6 kernel: IPX Portions Copyright (c) 2000 Conectiva, Inc.
Mar 7 02:10:27 bp6 kernel: NET4: AppleTalk 0.18a for Linux NET4.0
iwconfig (no params) causes appletalk and ipx modules to load.
eth0 and eth1 are "normal" ethernet, eth2 is wvlan_cs
if this should get filed under kernel, please refile for me :)
I'm not sure this is a "bug" per se, but wanted to make sure
it was known behavior.
It's known that it does this; dunno if it's techinically a bug or not.
I may poke at it and see if it's something that can be changed.
You can always alias those modules (net-pf-3, net-pf-4) to 'off' if you
not a bug. iwconfig loads them because they may be needed by a subsequent
ifconfig. They will get unloaded automatically if they aren't being used.