Can someone please commit a sane module path in loader.conf?

Ted Faber faber at ISI.EDU
Thu Aug 12 09:58:13 PDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 12:14:43AM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <20040811164508.74419.qmail at>
>             Jeffrey Katcher <jmkatcher at> writes:
> : I know I can override it in my local loader.conf, but the change to
> : /boot/modules only was _really_ annoying and unexpected.  FYI, it should be
> : /boot/kernel for most people.
> 20040806:
>         Module loading has been fixed.  Some older installations will
>         drop proper module_path initalization and modules will fail to
>         load properly.  If you have a line in /boot/loader.rc that says:
>         "initialize drop", do (i386 only):
>                 cp /usr/src/sys/boot/i386/loader/loader.rc /boot/loader.rc
>                 chown root:wheel /boot/loader.rc
>                 chmod 444 /boot/loader.rc

Thanks.  Boy a HEADSUP letting people know that it was fixed would have
been strongly appreciated.  I was affected and I've been CVSupping and
rebuilding regularly and hadn't seen the fix until after I saw the curt
- read UPDATING message.  At that point my UPDATING still didn't have
the message above despite the fact that I'd been updating once or twice
a day since Monday.  I know it only affected a minority, but busted
kernel module loading is a big deal.

Just a minor venting.  Thanks for all the good work.

Ted Faber           PGP:
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