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

On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 09:15:37AM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> 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?

Hmmm... Might be related to a problem I have had on certain systems...

(on one recent computer, running /etc/init.d/discover causes the kernel
2.4.18 and 2.4.19 to oops, and also prevents a clean shutdown.)

Why should unloading modules cause these types of problems though?
Isn't it an indication of a kernel bug?
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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