Bug 439082 - initscript load hardware modules in a way that isn't always going to work
initscript load hardware modules in a way that isn't always going to work
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openib (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity low
: rc
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
Depends On: 441054
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Reported: 2008-03-26 17:09 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:13 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0432
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 13:26:04 EDT
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Description Bill Nottingham 2008-03-26 17:09:22 EDT
Description of problem:

    for driver in `grep
'ib_mthca\|ipath_core\|ib_ipath\|ib_ehca\|iw_cxgb3\|iw_c2' /etc/sysconfig/hwconf
| cut -f 2 -d ' '`; do
        if ! is_module $driver ; then
            /sbin/modprobe $driver
            RC=$[ $RC + $? ]

That's just wrong on multiple levels.

1) it's relying on kudzu information being up to date, and kudzu could
conceivably be disabled, or not installed (especially as the package doesn't
require it)
2) if kudzu actually *does* have the driver information, then that information
comes from the built-in module aliases. Which means the driver *would already be

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Comment 1 Doug Ledford 2008-03-31 15:29:39 EDT
The openib-1.3-2 package has (or will have once I can check it in and build it)
a much cleaner version of this script that solves this issue.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-23 23:11:35 EDT
Changing summary for the clarity of the errata system.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 13:26:04 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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