[ltp] /proc mount on kernel boot and strange insmod errors

S. Anthony Sequeira linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 18:46:40 +0000

I'll try and be brief.

I have been building an LFS Thinkpad 600e.

Things have been going well until fairly recently.  I began to notice
this error on bootup.  It may have been there for a while, I'm not
sure.  I have to type this in, it's prior to the start of the syslogging
daemon, and gpm hasn't kicked in yet.

---- prologue ----
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem)
Freeing unused kernel memory: 92K freed INIT: version 2.0.5 booting

----- ERRORS ------
NET4 Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0
insmod: insmod: a module named unix already exists
insmod: insmod: insmod net-pf-1 failed

Activating all swap files/partitions
Adding swap etc.....

1) unix is loaded early in the boot process
2) Another attempt is made to load it (duh!)
3) and that this may be due to usb hotplugging

Anyone seen this.  I'm going to start debugging this, and hoped that
someone has come across this issue before.

It appears that no harm is done, but I would like to rectify it
nonetheless.  It's extremely irritating.

Update: I have booted up with init=/bin/sh
and the insmod errors are the last thing to appear before I get a bash
prompt.  Any ideas as how to debug/fix this are most welcome.