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Bug 5824 - cron calls rmmod -as to clean unused mods even if mods not enabled
cron calls rmmod -as to clean unused mods even if mods not enabled
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
: 7487 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-10-11 04:14 EDT by chip
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 05:38:10 EST
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Description chip 1999-10-11 04:14:32 EDT
This is a stock 6.1 system with a recompiled kernel.  The
kernel was recompiled with no module support.  Now there
seems to be a cron running every 10 minutes trying
to "/sbin/rmmod -as" producing the error:

rmmod: Function not implemented

Which gets emailed to root.  I have looked in the usual
cron places to disable this, and cannot find it.  I
checked /var/spool/cron, /etc/crontab, and /etc/cron.*

If you want to clean mods this way (which IMHO is a
terrible way to do it) you should write a script that at
least checks to see if modules are enabled.

/var/log/cron output is:
root (10/11-00:50:00-531) CMD (   /sbin/rmmod -as)
root (10/11-01:00:00-573) CMD (   /sbin/rmmod -as)
root (10/11-01:01:00-577) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
root (10/11-01:10:00-589) CMD (   /sbin/rmmod -as)

------- Additional Comments From   10/11/99 21:10 -------
Look what I found:

# rmmod -a is a two-hand sweep module cleaner
*/10 * * * *    root    /sbin/rmmod -as
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 17:29:59 EST
Assigned to dledford
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-17 05:37:59 EST
*** Bug 7487 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-17 05:38:59 EST

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