Re: 2.6-test1 startup messages?

From: Robert L. Harris (
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 15:01:02 EST

Yes I am using devfs and it's working with the exact same config under
2.4.21 without the errors.

Thus spake Ivan Gyurdiev (

> Robert L. Harris wrote:
> >
> > I just converted a box to 2.6-test1. I've installed the
> > module-init-tools
> >per another thread on the list. Spread throughout the startup messages
> >of the system (Debian Unstable) are messages that read:
> >
> >FATAL: Module /dev/tts not found
> >FATAL: Module /dev/tts not found
> >FATAL: Module /dev/ttsS?? not found
> >FATAL: Module /dev/ttsS?? not found
> >
> >looking at /dev/tty* I have /dev/tty, /dev/tty0-tty63. There is no
> >/dev/ttyS0 (serial console) or tts*.
> >
> Are you using devfs?
> I get the same messages with devfs.
> Looking up a /dev file that does not presently exist
> or have a corresponding module results in the above warnings.
> At boot time, on a redhat distro pam_console_apply tries to lookup
> the devices specified in /etc/security/console.perms, which causes a
> zillion warnings for me. The question is - are those warnings to correct
> way to handle a devfs lookup of a nonexisting device. I don't remember
> getting warnings under 2.4. Maybe I did, and just didn't notice (but I
> doubt it). They're certainly annoying and I don't like them.
> P.S. Not a kernel developer - just a tester :)

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