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FS#29017 - [r8168-lts] Module doesn't load on linux-lts 3.0.24: "Exec format error"

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Opened by Thomas Jost (Schnouki) - Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 16:55 GMT
Last edited by Massimiliano Torromeo (mtorromeo) - Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 15:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Massimiliano Torromeo (mtorromeo)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Today I ran pacman -Syu on my server. It included an upgrade from linux-lts 3.0.19-1 to 3.0.24-1. After the upgrade (and updating all .pacnew/.pacsave/...), I rebooted my server but the module wouldn't load.
So of course no network connection, which is quite annoying for a remote dedicated server...
I had to reboot it in a special rescue mode offered by my host (inside a VM accessible through VNC) and rebuild and reinstall the package by hand for my server to reboot correctly.

Relevant part from /var/log/boot:
Tue Mar 20 16:34:23 2012: :: Loading User-specified Modules [BUSY] ERROR: could not insert 'r8168': Exec format error
Tue Mar 20 16:34:23 2012: [FAIL]

Relevant part from dmesg before rebuilding the module:
[ 15.582253] r8168: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout

This was on x86_64, I don't know if the i686 version is affected too.

Please bump pkgrel and rebuild the package as soon as possible, this kind of problem is terrible for servers.
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Closed by  Massimiliano Torromeo (mtorromeo)
Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 15:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Kernel 3.4.6-1-ARCH is not lts and a bug is already open for the non-lts module:  FS#30832 
Comment by Pablo Ruiz Muzquiz (diacritica) - Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 15:02 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
Problem reapeared
kernel 3.4.6-1-ARCH
ERROR: could not insert 'r8168': Exec format error