[CentOS] How to prevent loading qla2300.o module

Thu Aug 11 04:45:08 UTC 2005
Shawn M. Jones <smj at littleprojects.org>

Alfred von Campe wrote:

> I apologize in advance as this is not really at CentOS specific issue, 
> but I don't know where else to turn. We are configuring some Dell 
> 1850s for a customer, and they have all been configured with a QLogic 
> dual channel HBA. But no storage has been (or will be in the near 
> future) attached to these HBAs. During the boot process (both for the 
> kickstart and after the OS has been installed), there is a 2 minute 
> delay (1 minute for each channel) while the qla2300.o module is loaded 
> and the HBA probes for any attached storage.
> How can I configure the kernel to ignore the QLogic HBA? It's not that 
> critical for the kickstart process (although that would be nice too).

Off of the top of my head, I don't know what to do about kickstart, but 
look in the /etc/modprobe.conf to see what options are passed to loaded 
modules. If your module is in there, try removing the line. If it is not 
in there, try the /etc/modules file (if it exists, RH/CentOS doesn't 
usually have one these days).

Hope this helps,