[linux-dvb] semi-recent regressions in automatic loading of DVB modules

Trent Piepho xyzzy at speakeasy.org
Thu Sep 7 09:34:03 CEST 2006

On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, Lincoln Dale wrote:
> from what i can tell, dvb_attach just calls symbol_request which calls
> try_then_request_module which in turn calls request_module which forces a
> modprobe.

Pretty much.

> but - as far as i can tell, modprobe will be called to install mt352_attach
> - which obviously isn't the same thing as mt352.

What it tries to load is 'symbol:mt352_attach', and from modules.symbols:
alias symbol:mt352_attach mt352

You can use the command 'modprobe symbol:mt352_attach', and it should load
mt352.  It doesn't work on v3.1 because of the bug Andrew has already
pointed out.

Mandriva 2006 comes with 3.2, and so does FC5 and Suse 10.  FC4 has an
update package with 3.2.

We could have a hack to check the version of module-init-toools and turn
dvb_attach off by default if it's less than 3.2.

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