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Bug 1886 - rc.sysinit and sound modules
Summary: rc.sysinit and sound modules
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-03-30 15:51 UTC by rebel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-30 16:17:52 UTC

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Description rebel 1999-03-30 15:51:37 UTC
Sound modules are inserted with no (autoclean) set when in
the rc.sysinit is called "modprobe sound". I think it is not
neccessary to do this.
[The rhsound package can use /dev/sndstat to decide if the
sound is present or not.]

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-30 16:17:59 UTC
It's on purpose to load modules without autoclean
set. Because the DMA in ISA sound cards requires buffers
located below the 16MB mark, unloading and loading the
sound modules a lot can cause them not to work because
they can't allocate the DMA buffers.

(Also, since /dev/sndstat isn't 'functional' until the drivers
are loaded, it can't be used to determine the presence of

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