`task modprobe blocked for more than 120 seconds` messages seen during boot.

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • The message Modprobe time out 120 secs, waiting for thread to finish is seen at boot.
  • INFO: task modprobe:1472 blocked for more than 120 seconds seen repeatedly at boot time
  • System does not boot, or takes a very long time (~30 minutes) to boot

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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