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Re: [opensuse] Force module not to load
  • From: Carl Hartung <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 19:05:37 -0500
  • Message-id: <200702111905.37382.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun February 11 2007 18:26, Anders Johansson wrote:
> > Is this because doing so 'reserves' the module for user space?
>
> Hm, not sure what you mean by that.

It was a spontaneous guess, so there's not much meaning there, anyway ;-)

> The "install" directive tells modprobe what to do when loading the module.
> If you don't have an "install", it will simply go ahead and load it. If you
> have one, it will run those commands *instead* of loading it.

*Now* I get it!

> /bin/false would sound more logical to a human, but it returns "false" on
> exit, so modprobe thinks there was an error, and this would interrupt a
> boot, and/or give annoying error messages in the log

Thanks for the clarification, Anders.

Carl
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