Strange behavior since commit 5fef0e5c

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at
Fri Nov 14 10:02:03 EST 2008

In testing kernel version 2.6.28-rc4 on my server that was running kernel
2.6.27, an external IDE disk system connected via a PCCard interface failed to
start because module ide_disk would not load. The console output is as follows:

finger at sonylap:~> sudo modprobe -v ide-disk
WARNING: module 'ide_gd_mod' is unsupported
FATAL: Module ide_disk not found.

I did not bisect this problem, but I believe that the following commit
introduced this change:

commit 5fef0e5c0283949f95a7891c9424a9f84448116b
Author: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier at>
Date:   Fri Oct 17 18:09:12 2008 +0200

My work-around has been to change 'modprobe ide-disk' to 'modprobe ide-gd_mod'
in my startup. Please note that one of the underscores is changed to a hyphen.



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