Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75987
The "Kernel Modules" chapter lists files that do not exist.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
On page 233, in Chapter 30 Kernel Modules, the following two files are listed:
These files do not exist on my installation of RH Linux 8.0 ('Workstation'
configuration selected during installation). In fact, there is no
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The manual's identifier on page xi is:
Steps to Reproduce:
1.See page 233 of the RH Linux 8.0 Customization Guide.
2.Attempt to find the files listed on that page.
I would have expected that these files would have been installed in the standard
directory for package documentation, that is, /usr/share/doc/, possibly as part
of the 'kernel' rpm package.
# rpm -qd kernel
gives an empty list.
kmod has been removed from the kernel. I have corrected this in CVS for the next
version. Thanks for your report.
At the beginning of Chapter 30 "Kernel Modules", on page 231, the second and
third paragraphs make references to 'kmod'. If these paragraphs have not been
deleted, then, in light of what you wrote about 'kmod', they should be reviewed
and considered for possible deletion or updating. Similarly, the index entry
for 'kmod' on page 274 might need to be deleted, if that is not done
I removed all references to kmod in the entire chapter as well as the
index term that generated the index entry.
FYI, here's part of what started my looking at kernel modules. This error
message is generated during boot-up and is listed in /var/log/dmesg:
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
Why there is a reference to 'kmod' if there is no 'kmod' is a mystery.
Of course, this is not an error in the documentation so this bug report can be