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From 59eb9113f522703d80f2904c81825e4a165bb050 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kay Sievers <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:29:12 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] rules: drivers - always call kmod, even when a driver is
 bound to the device

On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <> wrote:
> After a recent change present in 3.11-rc1 there is a driver, called processor,
> that can be bound to the CPU devices whose sysfs directories are located under
> /sys/devices/system/cpu/.  A side effect of this is that, after the driver has
> been bound to those devices, the kernel adds DRIVER=processor to ENV for CPU
> uevents and they don't match the default rule for autoloading modules matching
> DRIVER!="?*", ENV{MODALIAS}=="?*", IMPORT{builtin}="kmod load $env{MODALIAS}"
> any more.  However, there are some modules whose module aliases match specific
> CPU features through the modalias string and those modules should be loaded
> automatically if a compatible CPU is present.  Yet, with the processor driver
> bound to the CPU devices the above rule is not sufficient for that, so we need
> a new default udev rule allowing those modules to be autoloaded even if the
> CPU devices have drivers.
 rules/80-drivers.rules | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/rules/80-drivers.rules b/rules/80-drivers.rules
index 50523e4333..0b22d73ce5 100644
--- a/rules/80-drivers.rules
+++ b/rules/80-drivers.rules
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 ACTION=="remove", GOTO="drivers_end"
-DRIVER!="?*", ENV{MODALIAS}=="?*", RUN{builtin}="kmod load $env{MODALIAS}"
+ENV{MODALIAS}=="?*", RUN{builtin}="kmod load $env{MODALIAS}"
 SUBSYSTEM=="tifm", ENV{TIFM_CARD_TYPE}=="SD", RUN{builtin}="kmod load tifm_sd"
 SUBSYSTEM=="tifm", ENV{TIFM_CARD_TYPE}=="MS", RUN{builtin}="kmod load tifm_ms"
 SUBSYSTEM=="memstick", RUN{builtin}="kmod load ms_block mspro_block"