Bug 7487 - The kmod script doesn't check to see if /proc/modules exist
The kmod script doesn't check to see if /proc/modules exist
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5824
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-12-01 12:28 EST by vjanelle
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 05:37:35 EST
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Description vjanelle 1999-12-01 12:28:22 EST
Most of our webservers do not have module support compiled it.  It slows
things down for some cases, and is a security risk.

I've noticed however that on the redhat based machines, there is an
excessive amount of email because the /etc/cron.d/kmod script does not
check for the existance of /proc/modules before executing.

Its 2 lines that need to be added to the script, and would most likely be
better run out of /etc/cron.hourly.
Comment 1 Keith Owens 1999-12-03 19:21:59 EST
Fixed in modutils 2.3.7.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 17:29:59 EST
Assigned to dledford
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-17 05:37:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5824 ***

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