[arch-general] modprobe changes

Damien Churchill damoxc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 05:55:35 EDT 2009

2009/7/2 Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
> Aaron Griffin schrieb:
>> I think you're mistaken. Our modprobe doesn't have any message of the
>> sort, relating to Arch. The error you are seeing is due to a change in
>> the way modprobe parses config files. It used to read
>> /etc/modprobe.conf and/or /etc/modprobe.d/* - now it only reads
>> /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
>> The message is modprobe telling you something is wrong with the config
>> files. Most likely you just have a .pacsav file in /etc/modprobe.d/
> This is annoying, I thought it would simply ignore those files. Now it seems
> that it reads them, but prints that warning. Do you think we should patch it
> to at least ignore .pacsave files until they remove this warning and
> backward-compatibility?

I've noticed an issue regarding mkinitcpio and the new modprobe changes that
requires a symlink from /etc/modprobe.conf to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf
in order for options for any modules you load in the initramfs to be applied,
just incase this hasn't been reported yet.


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