[linux-dvb] Why is evbug loaded by dvb-ttpci

Helmut Auer vdr at helmutauer.de
Thu Apr 12 22:07:51 CEST 2007

> I think you definitely should blacklist the evbug module, as it is just a 
> debug tool.
> It gets autoloaded as it has this alias:
> # modinfo evbug
> ...
> alias:          input:b*v*p*e*-e*k*r*a*m*l*s*f*w*
> That means it gets loaded too, if any modprobe request comes for an 
> input-device.
> You can trace the udev events at that time by running udevmonitor [--env] 
> while modprobing.
> The problem is that every input-device has in sysfs an modalias attribute that 
> triggers an modprobe call - I don't know why these entries are there - 
> perhaps it can be considered as a bug.
> Newest udev-ebuild (>=106-r4) for gentoo does 
> contain /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist with an entry to disable evbug autoloading.
>> blacklist evbug
Thanks for the info,
I will go the easiest way and rename the evbug module :)

Helmut Auer, helmut at helmutauer.de

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