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Re: curious about fedora-shipped "initramfs" image?



On Sun, 2 Sep 2007, Andy Green wrote:

> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
>
> > ...
> > insmod /lib/scsi_wait_scan.ko
> > rmmod scsi_wait_scan
> > ...
> >
> > so ... insmod the module, only to remove it immediately?  i'm sure
> > there's a reason for that, i'd just like to know what it is.  thanks.
>
>
> /*
>  * scsi_wait_scan.c
>  *
>  * Copyright (C) 2006 James Bottomley <James Bottomley SteelEye com>
>  *
>  * This is a simple module to wait until all the async scans are
>  * complete.  The idea is to use it in initrd/initramfs scripts.  You
>  * modprobe it after all the modprobes of the root SCSI drivers and it
>  * will wait until they have all finished scanning their busses before
>  * allowing the boot to proceed
>  */
>
> After it waited... it just takes up space.

ah, again, thanks.  i'm guessing maybe the name of the module should
have been a clue.  :-P

rday
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