Bug 81194 - support of older kernels is broken in kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-11
Summary: support of older kernels is broken in kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-11
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel-pcmcia-cs
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-06 18:07 UTC by Leonid Kanter
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:02 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-11-25 07:24:56 UTC

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Description Leonid Kanter 2003-01-06 18:07:37 UTC
Description of problem:

Because usb hotplug is broken in phoebe, I tried to use older kernel with it
(2.4.18-18.8) and found that there is a bug in pcmcia start script

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.install phoebe on laptop, install kernel-2.4.18-18.8
2.configure pcmcia, run service pcmcia start
Actual results:

Starting PCMCIA services: modulesmodprobe: Can't locate module
modprobe: Can't locate module /lib/modules/2.4.18-18.8/pcmcia/yenta_socket.o
modprobe: Can't locate module /lib/modules/2.4.18-18.8/pcmcia/ds.o

Expected results:

must start silently

Additional info:

modprobe cannot be called with full module path, insmod must be used here. This
patch fixes problem and do not brake new kernel (2.4.20-2.2) support.

--- /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia.orig        Sun Jan  5 20:26:24 2003
+++ /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia     Sun Jan  5 20:26:53 2003
@@ -104,9 +104,9 @@
            KD=/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/pcmcia
            if [ -d $PC ] ; then
                echo -n " modules"
-               /sbin/modprobe $PC/pcmcia_core.o $CORE_OPTS
-               /sbin/modprobe $PC/$PCIC.o $PCIC_OPTS
-               /sbin/modprobe $PC/ds.o
+               /sbin/insmod $PC/pcmcia_core.o $CORE_OPTS
+               /sbin/insmod $PC/$PCIC.o $PCIC_OPTS
+               /sbin/insmod $PC/ds.o
            elif [ -d $KD ] ; then
                /sbin/modprobe pcmcia_core
                /sbin/modprobe $PCIC

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-06 23:29:48 UTC
thanks for the report!
I've changed it to keep using modprobe but without the directory
should work just as well (and the modutils maintainer asked me to make it never
use modprobe ever)

Comment 2 Leonid Kanter 2003-01-07 16:42:12 UTC
Did you mean "never use _insmod_ ever"?

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