In /tmp/bootsysinit.log there are several lines like this:
grep: /sys/bus/usb/devices/usb5/uevent: Permission denied
This is due to how I read the modaliases in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit. The 126.96.36.199 kernel allows 'uevent' files to be read and the MODALIAS variable extracted from them. I don't know what kernel version that came in, but 188.8.131.52 doesn't support it.
With the 184.108.40.206 kernel there are actual 'modalias' file in /sys that have to be read.
rc.sysinit loads modules in two stages, and it is the second stage that is now failing. This means that some modules might not load. There are not too many cases that are caught by this secondary loading step, maybe some PCMCIA interfaces and some less-usual USB interfaces.
So it's not a critical thing, and I can easily provide a patched rc.sysinit soon to fix it. It needs a kernel-version test, with code to do it the "old way".
Probably those who want to run 4.3 with this old kernel will discover more things, and we can easily provide a "service pack" prior to 4.3.1.
But, I must emphasize that the bug will only affect a limited range of hardware. I rebooted my PC, with a savefile, it came up, everything still working, all modules loaded.
Comments:Posted on 17 Sep 2009, 17:26 by BarryK
Right now I'm running 4.3 with 220.127.116.11 kernel, and it does support reading of 'uevent' files in /sys to extract the modalias.
Good, that means the bug only affects the old 18.104.22.168 kernel.
Posted on 17 Sep 2009, 19:09 by BarryK
Ah, reading from:
Note that in kernel versions 2.6.24 and newer, "uevent" is readable. Reading from uevent provides the set of "extra" variables associated with this event.
Posted on 17 Sep 2009, 20:22 by Sage
What is "pup-430-small.iso" now going up on ibiblio?