cifs: don't use 'pre:' for MODULE_SOFTDEP
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Steve French Oct. 31, 2019, 7:27 p.m. UTC
I noticed that btrfs and ext4 have the same bug

modprobe btrfs
modprobe -r btrfs

"modprobe: FATAL: Module crc32c_intel is in use."

(although the module is actually unloaded despite the 'FATAL' error)

Should fs modules not use MODULE_SOFTDEP as Ronnie's patch suggests?
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ronnie Sahlberg <>
Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 10:59 PM
Subject: [PATCH] cifs: don't use 'pre:' for MODULE_SOFTDEP
To: linux-cifs <>
Cc: Ronnie Sahlberg <>

It can cause
to fail with
modprobe: FATAL: Module <module> is builtin.

RHBZ: 1767094

Signed-off-by: Ronnie Sahlberg <>
 fs/cifs/cifsfs.c | 24 ++++++++++++------------
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)


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diff --git a/fs/cifs/cifsfs.c b/fs/cifs/cifsfs.c
index f8e201c45ccb..a578699ce63c 100644
--- a/fs/cifs/cifsfs.c
+++ b/fs/cifs/cifsfs.c
@@ -1677,17 +1677,17 @@  MODULE_DESCRIPTION
        ("VFS to access SMB3 servers e.g. Samba, Macs, Azure and Windows (and "
        "also older servers complying with the SNIA CIFS Specification)");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: ecb");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: hmac");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: md4");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: md5");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: nls");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: aes");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: cmac");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: sha256");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: sha512");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: aead2");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: ccm");
-MODULE_SOFTDEP("pre: gcm");