Laptop hangs on "unloading iptable modules .. "

Kenneth Porter shiva at
Thu Apr 20 13:40:02 UTC 2006

On Thursday, April 20, 2006 3:32 PM +0200 RadekVokál 
<radekvokal at> wrote:

> Happens on my Acer laptop with 2.6.16 kernel. It can't be shut down, cos
> it hangs on "unloading iptable kernel modules .. ". When I kill iptables
> by hand, shutdown works as it should. Any clue why this happens?

Note that it's complaining about the kernel modules, not the firewall. I 
had this problem way back with FC1, and traced it to some module not 
managing reference counts properly. IIRC there were issues with safely 
unloading the module so the decision was to make the initscript not unload 
modules by default.

I'm still running FC2 and at the bottom of /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config I 

# disable unloading of modules

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