Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 43739
Modules directory searched for is a different name from the one that actually exists
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:21:04 EDT
Intel SDV IA-64
18 gig scsi HD
b3 stepping Itanium
Redhat 7.1 for IA-64 beta (may 29 beta)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Watch boot for errors
2. type 'modprobe'
3. try to install a module
Error message: Can't open dependencies file
such file or directory)
Should work/not get error.
See Additional Information
The directory it is looking for modules in is /lib/modules/2.4.3-3, but the
directories under /lib/modules are '2.4.3-2.10.1' and '2.4.3-2.10.1smp'.
------- Additional Comments From Khoa Huynh(firstname.lastname@example.org) 2001-06-04
Glen -- please send this to Red Hat....Thanks!
------- Additional Comments From Paul Larson(email@example.com) 2001-06-06
Ross called me a few minutes ago and requested I do a uname -a or cat
/proc/version. The output of this showed the version to be "2.4.3-3smp"
yes I'm currently booted into the smp version, I was verifying that it did
for both the stock UP and SMP kernels).
In addition, I tried loading several modules out of the
/lib/modules/2.4.3-2.10.1smp directory. All of them I tried gave
symbols, so I picked one with only 1 unresloved symbol as an example.
# cd /lib/modules/2.4.3-2.10.1smp/kernel/drivers/input
# insmod input.o
input.o: unresolved symbol register_chrdev_Rffd86d4e
# ksyms -a |grep register_chrdev
------- Additional Comments From Khoa Huynh(firstname.lastname@example.org) 2001-06-06
I added Ross' name to the CC list....as Ross is also working with Paul
to look into this problem....
That's normal. If you're running 2.4.3-3smp, you can't load modules
It appears you've booted a kernel/initrd combination that you don't
actually have installed on the system.