[OpenAFS] Problems loading openafs kernel module on RHEL5 box

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Fri, 7 Mar 2008 08:50:55 -0500

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Uli Menzebach <menze@vitesse.com> wrote:
>  Setup:
>  RHEL-5.1, kernel 2.6.18-53.1.13.el5xen (same with kernel lacking xen support)
>  openafs kernel module is from kmod-openafs-xen-1.4.6-
>  available from the openafs site.
>  Symptom: when performing a "modprobe openafs" the system log shows:
>  ===
>  Found system call table at 0xc06024c0 (pattern scan)
>  Address 0xc06024c0 is not writable.
>  System call hooks will not be installed; proceeding anyway
>  ===
>  According to older mailing list entries this is due to the Redhat kernels being built
>  with the CONFIG_DEBUG_RODATA=1.
>  Question: is there any way to avoid having to build a new kernel if one wants to run
>  OpenAfs on a RHEL5 or CENTOS5 box?

You're not prevented from running it just because the system call
table is not writable; If you are that's a bug.

You just have to rely on keyring based PAGs. Are you having a problem?