does /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe actually do anything?
From: Robert P. J. Day
Date: Thu Nov 29 2007 - 04:42:17 EST
(i asked about this earlier on the newbies list, but after poking
around a bit more, i thought i'd ask here.)
according to Documentation/debugging-modules.txt:
The correct way of debugging module problems is something like this:
echo '#! /bin/sh' > /tmp/modprobe
echo 'echo "$@" >> /tmp/modprobe.log' >> /tmp/modprobe
echo 'exec /sbin/modprobe "$@"' >> /tmp/modprobe
chmod a+x /tmp/modprobe
echo /tmp/modprobe > /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe
i've tried that and i don't see that it does anything whatsoever. i
ran modprobe under "strace" and it doesn't appear to make any effort
to check /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe. i even downloaded the source to
the module-init-tools package and scanned the source and ... nothing.
so what's up with that?
Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/