[hsflinux] modprobe for hsf driver making machine hang

reluctantconexantuser at driveconsultants.com reluctantconexantuser at driveconsultants.com
Tue Aug 31 22:41:18 EDT 2004

I have been having the same problem that has been reported by several others where running the modprobe to insert the hsfserial module causes a 2.6  kernel machine (gentoo in my case) to all but crash. I have investigated this and I fully understand the problem and 95% of the solution. I know exactly how to configure a working system that will load the required modules on demand, using the correct methods without any bodges.

If this was free software I would happily post the full solution here, however since Linuxant are charging us for the privilege of using the full blown driver I don't particularly want them to benefit from the several hours of work I have spent on this. I suppose if they were to send me a full licence I would publish my solution.

The solution of course lies in the modprobe.conf file. I know exactly what modifications are needed to this file, however I'm not 100% sure how to make a change in the modules.d/hsf file in such a way that it can be correctly translated. I must say, the current state in Linux where we in a transition from modules.conf to modprobe.conf is hardly satisfactory. The sooner we can do away with modules.conf the better, but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent of modules.d that relates to modprobe.conf.

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