Re: [RFC] Flat /lib/modules/`uname -r`

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 18:22:40 EST

On Fri, 28 Apr 2000 17:01:48 +0200,
Michael Riepe <> wrote:
>Unfortunately, a line like `probe autofs autofs4 autofs' will put
>modprobe into an endless loop if autofs4.o is missing (it looks up
>`autofs' recursively, until the stack overflows). My workaround is:
> probe autofs autofs4 autofs-alias
> alias autofs-alias autofs
>but IMHO this should be fixed in modprobe.

And will be in modutils 2.3.12 (maybe .13). I need to change the
internal representation of probe, probeall, alias etc. to a directed
graph, then detect loops and backtrack while walking that graph.

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