I didn't see this report before, so it's the first I've heard of it.
> > I think the new depmod recurses infinitely when it encounters
> > circular dependencies. It eventually segfaults and leaves a huge
> > modules.dep file from the infinite loop. If you look at the final
> > huge line in that file, you can see where the loop occurred.
> > depmod has no need to do any recursion, since it only needs
> > to determine the immediate dependencies of each module. However,
> > noticing such loops and printing them out would be a handy feature.
Actually, depmod should print out every dependency, so that modprobe
doesn't have to do the recursion check.
But yes, circular dependencies will screw it.
> >depmod will ecounter "Segmentation fault" if the ide.ko and ide-io.ps
> >modules are in /lib/modules/2.5.51/kernel
I'll test, and release a fix.
Thanks for the (indirect) bug report!
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