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Bug 34581 - System hangs when running hotplug
Summary: System hangs when running hotplug
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: (DEPRECATED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-11-27 18:45 UTC by Sahil R Cooner
Modified: 2005-08-16 11:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Sahil R Cooner 2003-11-27 18:45:08 UTC
my computer hangs when trying to initiate /etc/init.d/hotplug.  I emerged to the latest one (hotplug-20030805-r2.ebuild).  

I have absolutely no idea what is going on, but I have a feeling that there is indeed an error in the script as I have seen this before with dhcpcd.

sahil cooner
Comment 1 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-30 01:50:36 UTC
Its prob when some or other module is loaded via hotplug.  What kernel?
Anything interesting in the logs?
Comment 2 Steve Arnold archtester gentoo-dev 2004-02-21 08:37:16 UTC
Yes, this happened to me when I migrated to 2.6 and inadvertently left a 

 postinstall modprobe foo

in my aliases file.  Since the module was already loaded by hotplug, it 
hung trying to load it again (why it just doesn't error out with 

 FATAL: Module foo already in kernel.

I have no idea).  Check your aliases file, your local.start, or anywhere 
you may have had an extra "modprobe" in your startup scripts.
Comment 3 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-20 11:29:26 UTC
need more info to help out here...
Comment 4 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-08-16 11:51:38 UTC
Closing due to lack of info.