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modutils

The modutils package contains utilities that are intended to make a Linux modular kernel manageable for all users, administrators, and distribution maintainers.

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  •  02 Nov 2004 11:05

    Release Notes: An ambiguous or invalid backslash in insmod.8 was fixed. The alias loop check was moved higher up. The alias for pg was corrected to be a char device, not a block device. A bugfix was made for obj-arm plt/got. Combined i386 is only used as the default if the user has x86_64 ELF headers. The INSTALL and README files were updated. configure.in was reordered to move tests that require gcc to after the point where gcc is defined.

    •  11 Sep 2003 02:13

      Release Notes: hppa and hppa64 were added to the list of architectures that have function descriptors. Combined s390/s390x support was added.

      •  13 Jan 2003 06:26

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  07 Nov 2002 18:24

          Release Notes: ksymoops support for the sbss section has bee nadded. Include can handle multiple files with globbing.

          •  20 Sep 2002 17:13

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            06 Sep 2004 11:22 Gumbytwo

            Re: Suggestion for Modprobe


            > After guessing and re-compiling kernel +

            > module several dozen times, I found the

            > culprit: there are several files on

            > "/dev" directory related to non existent

            > hardware device. You should delete this

            > "/dev/.." files to eliminate the

            > message.

            Chcek out the /dev/MAKEDEV script.

            13 Aug 2002 03:06 nospamx

            Suggestion for Modprobe
            Hi

            I use RedHat 7.3 and after re-compiling kernel + modules I got the following warning / error message at bootup:

            "Cann't locate module Block-Major-..."

            After guessing and re-compiling kernel + module several dozen times, I found the culprit: there are several files on "/dev" directory related to non existent hardware device. You should delete this "/dev/.." files to eliminate the message.

            Perhaps Modutils author can print/mention the device name that cause the "Cann't..." message to help debugging / solving the problem.

            At present it is difficult to find the offending "/dev/..." files. You should run the following command:

            ls -l /dev > out1.txt

            Search the out1.txt for major device number of "/dev/..." files, usually before "," (coma) sign. Find the correct number related to the modprobe warning.

            If the hardware device related to "/dev/..." file does not exist on your machine, delete this file.

            20 Sep 1999 16:14 wheelear

            Bug in insmod
            Insmod handles the following legal command correctly:
            insmod module symbol=value
            But the following illegal command line throws insmod into an infinite loop:
            insmod module symbol

            E-mail with a possible solution has been sent to Richard Henderson.

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