Re: [PARPORT] autoloading of ppa and imm faulty

David Campbell (
Tue, 1 Jun 1999 07:53:32 +0800

Date sent: Mon, 31 May 1999 14:50:40 +0200
From: Juergen Leising <>

> > the output from dmesg for the case of "sd_mod statically compiled
> > into the kernel + ppa".
> >


> Results: Except for immediately after having rebooted an automatic
> loading of the module ppa keeps not possible, whereas a manual
> modprobe ppa does work. Workaround: sd_mod to be a module...
> But this is not really satisfactory if you think of normal users
> who should be able to mount /dev/sda4 (users in /etc/fstab),
> because modprobe is reserved for root.

The reason is that the SCSI disk driver (sd_mod) requests a SCSI
interface to be loaded (ppa) if no SCSI interface has previously
loaded (or something like that). This is something for the linux-scsi
mailing list ( from memory).

David Campbell
"This is not an office, rather Hell with fluorescent lighting"

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