Modprobe loading wrong modules
My mailserve runs SuSe 8.0 and has been stable for the last 2 years. Recently I had to reboot and noticed it takes a long time. Closer investigation showed that modprobe tries to load a whole lot of modules which are not required eg for ATAPI tape drive.
The system boots eventually but it takes about 6-7 mins to try and load all those modules?!?!?!
Here is a snip from the log:
Jun 22 12:24:14 mail init: Switching to runlevel: 0
Jun 22 12:24:21 mail insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-4GB/kernel/drivers/char/applicom.o: init_module:
No such device or address
Jun 22 12:24:21 mail insmod: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, in
cluding invalid IO or IRQ parameters
Jun 22 12:24:21 mail insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-4GB/kernel/drivers/char/applicom.o: insmod char-
Jun 22 12:24:21 mail kernel: Applicom driver: $Id: ac.c,v 1.30 2000/03/22 16:03:57 dwmw2 Exp $
Jun 22 12:24:21 mail kernel: ac.o: No PCI boards found.
Jun 22 12:24:21 mail kernel: ac.o: For an ISA board you must supply memory and irq parameters.
Jun 22 12:24:21 mail kernel: klogd 1.4.1, ---------- state change ----------