MODULE: Loading module compiled for kernel version XX into kenel version YY

  • 7008799
  • 13-Jun-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux

Situation

After boot up, a review of the /var/log/messages file may show the following:

Jun  1 17:48:14 svr1 kernel: adminfsdrv: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:48:14 svr1 kernel: adminfs: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:19 svr1 kernel: nwraid: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:19 svr1 kernel: admindrv: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:19 svr1 kernel: libnss: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:19 svr1 kernel: nsslnxlib: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:19 svr1 kernel: nsslibrary: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:19 svr1 kernel: nss: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:19 svr1 kernel: ndpmod: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:21 svr1 kernel: nsscomn: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:21 svr1 kernel: nsszlss: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:21 svr1 kernel: nssmanage: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:21 svr1 kernel: nsslsa: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:21 svr1 kernel: zapi: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:21 svr1 kernel: nebdrv: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:37 svr1 kernel: ncs_timer: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:38 svr1 kernel: clstrlib: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:38 svr1 kernel: sbdlib: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: vll: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: gipc: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: sbd: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: vipx: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: css: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: cvb: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: crm: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: cmsg: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: cma: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp
Jun  1 17:49:39 svr1 kernel: novfs: Loading module compiled for kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp into kernel version 2.6.16.60-0.77.1-smp

Resolution

In most cases, this will is normal if Novell Clustering Services (NCS) and/or Novell Storage Services (NSS) are installed.

Additional Information

To determine if there is any concern, you can check under:

    lib/modules/{KERNEL}/weakupdates

on the server.  If you perform a long listing on the directory, you will see the files are symbolically linked to the older kernel drivers:

 # ll
total 8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   53 Jun 11 18:06 admindrv.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/admindrv.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   52 Jun 11 18:06 adminfs.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/adminfs.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   55 Jun 11 18:06 adminfsdrv.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/adminfsdrv.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   49 Jun 11 18:08 kmdb.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/kmdb.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   51 Jun 11 18:06 libnss.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/libnss.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   53 Jun 11 18:06 linuxmpk.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/linuxmpk.ko
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 11 18:06 ncs
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   51 Jun 11 18:06 ndpmod.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/ndpmod.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   51 Jun 11 18:06 nebdrv.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nebdrv.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   50 Jun 11 18:06 novfs.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/novfs.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   48 Jun 11 18:06 nss.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nss.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   52 Jun 11 18:06 nsscomn.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nsscomn.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   55 Jun 11 18:06 nsslibrary.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nsslibrary.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   54 Jun 11 18:06 nsslnxlib.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nsslnxlib.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   51 Jun 11 18:06 nsslsa.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nsslsa.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   54 Jun 11 18:06 nssmanage.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nssmanage.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   52 Jun 11 18:06 nsszlss.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nsszlss.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   51 Jun 11 18:06 nwraid.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/nwraid.ko
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   48 Jun 11 18:06 pmd.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/pmd.ko
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Jun 11 18:06 vigil
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   49 Jun 11 18:08 zapi.ko -> /lib/modules/2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp/updates/zapi.ko

Therefore, for these modules, there is no concern and the message is only informational. 

If the modules are not provided by Novell or not linked in the current kernel directory structure, you will want to check with the software manufacturer to see if there is an update for that package on the current kernel, or if there is any problem.

Additional background and trouble shooting info can be found in:

TID 3216528 - NSS fails to load on 32-bit OES 2 Linux running EMC PowerPath
TID 7003399 - NSS modules reporting they are compiled for older kernel

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