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Re: Bug#160507: hotplug: module removal makes shutdown take a long time and sometimes triggers Oops...

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:03, Fumitoshi UKAI wrote:
> > > > I believe that there is no need to unload modules on a reboot.  It
> > > > does not provide any benefit that I am aware of.
> > > >
> > > > However it does have some problems.  On my system the command
> > > > "rmmod usb-ohci usb-uhci uhci" takes a considerable amount of time to
> > > > execute (over a minute), and sometimes my machine has had an Oops
> > > > during the process (yes I know it's triggering a bug in some other
> > > > part of the kernel code - but I would prefer it if the bug was not
> > > > triggered without a good cause).
> > >
> > > Unreprodible.  I believe this is kernel's or kernel module's bug.
> >
> > Is there any benefit in removing the modules before a reboot?
> >
> > If not then why bother?  Why not just reboot with them loaded?
> Then, just remove /etc/rc6.d/K89hotplug

Yes, I can do that.  Then every other hotplug user who manages to track down 
reboot problems can do the same thing after a discussion with you (and most 
users probably won't be able to diagnose reboot time Oops situations etc so 
probably you won't get a lot of mail about it).

But wouldn't it be easier to just stop the shutdown-time unload for everyone 
if it provides no benefit and causes problems for some people?

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