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Re: request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1

To: Ashlesha Shintre <>
Subject: Re: request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 22:17:12 +0000
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On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 11:42:39AM -0800, Ashlesha Shintre wrote:

> During boot up on the Encore M3 board (AU1500 MIPS) of the
> kernel, the process stops after the NFS filesystem has been mounted,
> memory freed  and spits out the following message:
> > request_module: runaway loop modprobe net-pf-1

The kernel tried to open UNIX domain socket but because support is not
compiled it will load the module instead.  Now, glibc-based programs
happen to try to connect to nscd via a UNIX domain socket on startup
and the whole show starts all over.  After a few iterations the kernel
gets tired of the whole game and prints this friendly message.

> What does the net-pf-1 mean?

net-pf-1 is PF_UNIX, see the definitions in include/linux/socket.h.  So
you should set CONFIG_UNIX to y.  Building it as a module won't work
as you just found :).


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