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Bug#524940: module-init-tools: modprobe starts fork-bombing on executing oss-compat postinst

On Apr 22, Matthew Lockner <mlockner@iastate.edu> wrote:

> The strongest evidence is that if I downgrade module-init-tools to the  
> prior version and hold the prior version and hold the package, the  
> problem goes away.  I'd find the next most likely candidate to be  
Not very compelling evidence.
This shows that your system was already broken:

WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.

If /etc/modprobe.conf was present, older releases ignored

> oss-compat's postinst script, but downgrading that package does nothing  
> if you still have the newest module-init-tools in place.
And what about removing oss-compat?

>> Please show the content of /etc/modprobe.d/oss-compat.conf.
>> Are you sure that the processes were related to oss-compat? Please find
>> out the exact command linux.
I meant "the exact command line" of the processes being run.


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