Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62145
kmod failed to exec /sbin/modprobe
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
During boot-up, shortly before the init scripts start running, the kernel prints
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno=2
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot a computer running Skipjack
2. Note kernel messages
3. Watch for "kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe ..." line
4. If you missed the message, run "dmesg | grep modprobe"
Actual Results: The error message appeared on screen.
Expected Results: The error message should not have appeared.
I tried using both the plain i386 kernel and the i686 kernel, and the error
message existed with both.
I also am receiving a similiar error on boot.
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kernel: scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.5
kernel: <Adaptec 2930CU SCSI adapter>
kernel: aic7860: Ultra Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 3/253 SCBs
Seems to be harmless my SCSI controller works fine.
Something is touching /dev/sda before it's supposed to; but it ain't the kernel
*** Bug 62270 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Arjan -- what's happening is that we do the following
1) Load scsi_mod
2) Load sd_mod
3) Load scsi_hostadapter
Between 2 and 3 is when kmod spews errors, which is a definite change in
upstream behavior of loading sd_mod. Loading sd_mod causing a kmod of
scsi_hostadapter seems a bit strange to me.
This shows up on my machine also. I am running 7.3. it does not show up on my
7.2 machine unless I install the kernel rpm from 7.3 on it. What is the
difference between the 7.2 kernel and the 7.3 kernel?
I have the same problem with a RH7.3 and initio scsi.
loading scsi_mod module
SCSI subsystem driver revision : 1.00
loading sd_mod module
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter , errno = 2
loading initio module
with RH7.2 i didn't have this little problem.
*** Bug 61043 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
fixed in mkinitrd 3.3.11 (modprobe symlink was broken; should be a noop)
where can I find mkinitrd 3.3.11?
I found the updated package in the rawhide dir. It does NOT fix the
problem!!!! I still get "kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k
scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2"