Andrei Badea wrote:
During the upgrade of my sid a new 2.6.10 kernel was installed (full package name is 2.6.10-1-686, version 2.6.10-4). After reboot, I noticed that unused disk drive controller drivers loaded by initrd aren't unloaded. Before init runs, error messages like this one appear for each driver: ERROR: Removing 'amd74xx': Device or resource busy Moreover, in the lsmod result "[permanent]" appears next to each drive's module: amd74xx 14172 0 [permanent] Has anyone seen this? Maybe a bug in the kernel package?
This is not a bug, it is a feature :-) Seriously, amd74xx is a chipset driver. Without it, your machine will experience difficulty in speaking to your IDE controller (i.e., hard disks and optical drives) and certainly would not be able to make use of DMA. You really want that module to stay loaded. -Roberto -- Roberto C. Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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