Bug 457870 - mkinitrd does not respect module command line options set in /etc/modprobe.d/
Summary: mkinitrd does not respect module command line options set in /etc/modprobe.d/
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-08-05 04:48 UTC by Robert Hancock
Modified: 2009-11-30 01:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-11-30 01:20:49 UTC
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Description Robert Hancock 2008-08-05 04:48:36 UTC
Description of problem:
mkinitrd only looks for /etc/modprobe.conf when looking for module command-line options for the modules it loads. Fedora 9 is now storing modprobe configuration in separate files in /etc/modprobe.d but mkinitrd does not look in this location.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a module option to a new file in /etc/modprobe.d, for example:

options sata_nv adma=1

2. Run mkinitrd

3. Dump the contents of the initrd and check for any /etc/modprobe.conf file - there is none
Actual results:

No /etc/modprobe.conf file.

Expected results:

Options from /etc/modprobe.d are either copied into the initrd as-is or extracted into a modprobe.conf file.

Additional info:

This makes it impossible for the user to specify command-line options for kernel modules loaded in the initrd.

Comment 1 Robert Hancock 2008-12-14 22:28:54 UTC
This is still a problem in Fedora 10.

Comment 2 D. Wagner 2009-01-18 00:44:28 UTC
In case it matters, I'll add my vote for fixing this.  Like many modern desktops, my machine uses SATA drives; in Fedora kernels, libata is loaded as a kernel module (by initrd), not built into the kernel; so options for libata that are listed in /etc/modprobe.d are ignored right now.

Comment 3 Robert Hancock 2009-06-12 05:02:11 UTC
Appears to still be a problem in Fedora 11 (mkinitrd-6.0.86-2.fc11).

Comment 4 Robert Hancock 2009-11-23 04:59:42 UTC
Dracut in Fedora 12 doesn't seem to have this problem from inspecting the code anyway, it looks like all the /etc/modprobe.d files get dumped into the initrd.

Comment 5 Robert Hancock 2009-11-30 01:20:49 UTC
Appears fixed in Fedora 12.

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