MPC5200 boot giving "request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-4c46" errors

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Sun Jul 9 22:31:48 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-07-07 at 18:15 -0400, gturnock at wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am currently attempting to get the 2.6 Linux Kernel
> ( Sylvain's Kernel from
>  booting over
> NFS on a Freescale LITE5200 board.  At present, I have been able to
> successfully mount the rootfs over NFS, but am encountering the
> following issue... 
> After the kernel frees the unused memory after the NFS mount, I get a
> string of 
> request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-4c46
> errors and the console appears to hang.  Any help would be greatly
> appreciated!

Are you sure you are trying to boot a ppc NFS root ? :) Looks to me like
you are trying to boot an x86 one...


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