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Bug 1445 - need summary
Summary: need summary
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-03-07 09:01 UTC by Harvey Stein
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-15 17:48:09 UTC

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Description Harvey Stein 1999-03-07 09:01:34 UTC
Even though I compiled 2.2.0-final with kmod, the system
startup was
still running kerneld.  This is strange because
seems to take pains to not run kerneld if kmod is supported:

   if [ -x /sbin/kerneld -a -n "$USEMODULES" ]; then
       if [ -f /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe ]; then
	   # /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe indicates built-in kmod
	   echo "/sbin/modprobe" > /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe

(BTW, note the ugly use of -x /sbin/kerneld to detect
whether or not
the module package is installed, without which kmod can't be
anyway.  I notice that the rc.sysinit script in the beta
release looks
a little better on this point.)

What was strange was that kerneld was still running on my

I traced this down to S01kerneld symlinks in the rc.d/rc*.d
directories pointing to a kerneld script in
/etc/rc.d/init.d.  The
kerneld script is owned by modutils.

So, now that kerneld is appropriately started by rc.sysinit,
kerneld script & symlinks should be removed from the
modutils package.

This bug exists in 5.2.  I checked the scripts in the beta
release &
the same situation appears to occur, so it looks like it's
also a beta

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-15 16:59:59 UTC
The startup script for kerneld that comes with modutils
is the same as in 5.2; if the user requests that
kerneld be started (via ntsysv/chkconfig), it will be.
It can be changed so it defaults to off, though.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-15 17:41:59 UTC
fixed so kerneld isn't started by default in modutils-2.1.121-5,
although any old settings will still get honored.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-15 17:42:59 UTC
actually, the initscript is now toast, since initscripts takes
care of kerneld.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-15 17:48:59 UTC
initscript put back in, since people might want it for module
unloading. (I should stop talking to myself.)

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