[CentOS] How to blacklist a device driver (sysemd)

Wed Nov 15 18:50:04 UTC 2017
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 11/15/2017 10:35 AM, Frank Thommen wrote:
> I tried with the files
>   /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
>   /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
> and with entries
>   blacklist mlx5_core
>   blacklist mlx5_ib 

The "blacklist" entries prevent a module being loaded by its alias 
(typically a PCI ID), but not from being loaded if something explicitly 
loads it by module name.  Most likely, those modules are included in 
your initrd.

I'd suggest using the entries described above, and editing grub.conf to 
add arguments to the kernel command line:
     rd.driver.blacklist=mlx5_core rd.driver.blacklist=mlx5_ib
... then rebuilding your initrd using "dracut --force"