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From: Rusty Russell <>
To: Andrey Borzenkov <>
Cc: "Chmouel Boudjnah" <>,
Subject: Re: 2.6: races between modprobe and depmod in rc.sysinit
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 16:34:41 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 31 Jul 2003 21:45:01 +0400." <>

In message <> you write:
> the only reason I can imagine is that it hits depmod -A that runs in 
> rc.sysinit and does
> truncate /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.*
> scan modules
> write files
> So, quesitons
> - would anybody (Rusty?) object if I change depmod to do 
>   build temp name
>   move temp name into original

No, that's definitely my preferred method anyway: please send patch.
Although I double this causes your problem here.

> - Chmouel, Fred - is depmod on every boot really neccessary? When people 
> install modules they are expected to run it actually ...

People get it wrong, and you still want them to boot.  Increasingly we
can live without depmod though: I might fix this in a near-future
version to live without it.

  Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.

  reply	other threads:[~2003-08-01  6:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-31 17:45 2.6: races between modprobe and depmod in rc.sysinit Andrey Borzenkov
2003-08-01  6:34 ` Rusty Russell [this message]
2003-08-01 21:22   ` [PATCH] " Andrey Borzenkov
2003-08-02  0:29     ` Rusty Russell
2003-08-08 21:19       ` Andrey Borzenkov

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