Ubuntu autofs and module-init-tools contacts

Scott James Remnant scott at canonical.com
Tue Apr 14 16:01:34 UTC 2009


On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 23:25 +0800, Ian Kent wrote:

> The change I'm planning on proposing is to remove the autofs kernel
> module and rename the autofs4 module to autofs. This has implications
> for older modprobe code in init scripts as a MODULE_ALIAS() can't do the
> whole job and an alias will need to be added to the module-init-tools
> configuration. Of course 2.6.31 (or more probably later) is probably a
> long way away for many distributions, but raising awareness early can't
> be a bad thing. Also, knowing who to contact (blame) is a good thing too.
> 
Why can't MODULE_ALIAS do the whole job?  You can do everything with
MODULE_ALIAS() that you can do with an "alias" line in
module-init-tools.

We have eliminated them all, and are not really looking to put any
back ;)

Scott
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Scott James Remnant
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