Re: preventing that a module is being loaded
Geert Stappers wrote:
Op 20081026 om 19:19 schreef Brian Thompson:
Has anyone had any success with disabling/blacklisting a
kernel module? The Debian docs show the following but
it's not working for me on 2.6.18-6-sparc64... The module
It was a long time ago that I succesfull blacklisted a kernel module.
Sometimes two different modules claim support for the same device,
usually because two slightly different versions of the device exist,
requiring different kernel modules to operate. In such situation udev
loads both kernel modules, with unpredictable results. To avoid this
problem, you can prevent any module (let's say, tulip) from loading by
creating an arbitrarily named file, containing a line
That doc doesn't tell the full path of the "black list file"
Being curious about the full path, I searched on system here available
and found /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
It didn't contain module names I had add myself, so now
I'm curious if /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist works for the original poster.
The docs refer to an "arbitrarily named file", so I'm assuming any files
located in /etc/modprobe.d get parsed. I tried both creating a new file
containing the blacklist command and adding the blacklist command to
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, and in both cases the module still loads.
As Mark suggested in another posting, I think I'm going to try rebuilding
the initrd to avoid the module in question.