Re: Modprobe as script breaks initramfs kernel?

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Thu Feb 22 2007 - 13:46:00 EST

On Feb 22 2007 14:30, Michael Tokarev wrote:
>Deepak Saxena wrote:
>> We attempted an experiment in cleaning up some modprobe messages during
>> initramfs bootup when the modules directory is missing by moving modprobe
>> to modprobe-bin and replacing modprobe with the following simple shell script:
>> #!/bin/sh
>> # Clean up bootup when modules are not present
>> if [ -e "/lib/modules/'uname -r'/modules.dep" ] ; then
>> /sbin/modprobe-bin $*

The nitpick guide says: `uname -r` and "$@" instead of $* ;-)

>> else
>> exit 0
>> fi
>> BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000014
>> Trace; c0107737 <sys_pipe+17/60>
>> Trace; c01030d7 <syscall_call+7/b>
>This is the same issue I reported much earlier with /sbin/hotplug being a script
>in initrfamfs. The problem is because pipefs isn't initialized yet at the time
>the script gets called, and causes a NULL-pointer deref. Obviously you're using
>pipe above.

Btw, has this pipefs issue been adressed (by moving pipefs before initramfs
stage), or something?

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