Bug#312213: initrd-tools: patch fixes other modules too
Followup-For: Bug #312213
The attached 1 line patch above fixes a serious problem with one of my computers where the bttv and sk98lin (eth0) modules are being loaded way too early (by the initrd) and are thus
causing some unexpected configuration issues.
It seems that the fact these modules are listed in /etc/modules is sufficient to cause them to be loaded by the initrd, since for some reason they are loaded by the dependency search
engine. The patch fixes that behaviour- they are not included in the initrd any longer and get loaded at the correct time (and in the correct order) instead.
I am using MODULES=dep and sarge initrd-tools, with the stock sarge 2.6.8-2-k7 kernel. I hope you will be able to fix the sarge initrd-tools too, since I don't want to run sid on the
machine with the problem. (not the machine filing this bug report).
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_CA, LC_CTYPE=en_CA (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Versions of packages initrd-tools depends on:
ii coreutils [fileutils] 5.2.1-2 The GNU core utilities
ii cpio 2.5-1.2 GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii cramfsprogs 1.1-6 Tools for CramFs (Compressed ROM F
ii dash 0.5.2-5 The Debian Almquist Shell
ii util-linux 2.12p-4 Miscellaneous system utilities
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