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

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Thu Sep 7 10:57:57 CEST 2006


Am Donnerstag, den 07.09.2006, 00:34 -0700 schrieb Trent Piepho:
> 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.

Think it is also caused by 2.6.18 on a not properly updated FC3 for it.

When I did a first test of dvb_attach four weeks back on 2.6.18-rc1 FC3
(!), after a look at Documentation/Changes I had finally to pull in for
circular dependencies FC4 stuff, as udev-071-0.FC4.3, SysVinit-2.85-39,
initscripts-8.11.1-1, module-init-tools-3.2-0.pre9.0.FC4.4.
Also it is hotplug-2004_09_23-7 and I can't tell if this all will be
sufficient in all cases.

The recommended module-init-tools 0.9.10 in Changes was not such
helpful, but also FC3 clearly gets bit rotten. A recent FC5 kernel would
probably talk about it.


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