Module exists error (miibus.ko and if_ed.ko)

K Anderson freebsduser at
Thu Aug 14 22:42:28 PDT 2003

Hi Lady's and Gentlemen, FreeBSD users of all ages,

I have been putting this off until I could find an answer for this but I 
haven't had any luck and neither has anybody else it seems. Folks have 
asked this question enough but nobody seems to have a solution.

I have googled for the following message(s) when my system boots.

module_register: module miibus/ukphy already exists!
linker_file_sysinit "miibus.ko" failed to register! 17
module_register: module pci/ed already exists!
linker_file_sysinit "if_ed.ko" failed to register! 17

It is my understanding this is happening because said items are compiled 
in to the kernel and something is still trying to load them as modules.

I've looked in /boot/loader.conf and there is not anything in there that 
indicates to load these modules. And of course /boot/default/loader.conf 
has miibus_load="NO".

What I need to know is; How do I stop these from coming up? I created a 
diskless kernel that was having the same problem and it seems to have 
stopped doing it.

This started happening several CVSups ago and still these messages continue.

Other information:
uname -a

FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE #2: Thu Aug 14 16:09:52 PDT 2003 
    /usr/src/sys/compile/MOUSE_IV_MP  i386

Hopefully an answer can be found.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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