[hsflinux] Gentoo and module-init-tools

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Fri Aug 20 17:18:34 EDT 2004


as reported by a few users, there is a problem with some versions of the 
  'module-init-tools' package and the HSF modem driver. The symptom is 
that the 'modprobe /dev/ttySHSF' command will never return and will 
spawn an infinite numbers of 'insmod' processes that will eventually 
bring down the system.

This command can also be called by the 'hsfconfig' script, for example, 
just after the modules are compiled with the 'hsfconfig' command just 
after the 'make install' command. A similar command will be called when 
  a program will try to access '/dev/modem' or '/dev/ttySHSF0'.

The solution is to upgrade your 'module-init-tools' package to the 
version 3.0 (not a pre-release version) as we can see the following 
entry in the change log of the 3.0 version :

o modprobe: handle infinite recursion caused by already-inserted, where
         dependency has install command but is already installed (thanks 
to Trond Myklebust)


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