I've been using the raid 5 module with the stock Sarge 2.4.27 kernel
for quite some time but now when I try to load the module the system
just hangs. This only started happening after I apt-got lm-sensors.
Could anybody provide any help on this?

The full strace of the command is:
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# strace modprobe raid5
execve("/sbin/modprobe", ["modprobe", "raid5"], [/* 17 vars */]) = 0
uname({sys="Linux", node="tech-stable", ...}) = 0
brk(0) = 0x804e7b0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS,
-1, 0) = 0x40017000
access("/etc/ld.so.nohwcap", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/etc/ld.so.preload", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=14001, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 14001, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x40018000
close(3) = 0
access("/etc/ld.so.nohwcap", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/libc.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0\3\0\1\0\0\0\36 0^\1"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=1244752, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 1254916, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4001c000
old_mmap(0x40144000, 32768, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x127000) = 0x40144000
old_mmap(0x4014c000, 9732, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4014c000
close(3) = 0
munmap(0x40018000, 14001) = 0
create_module(umovestr: Input/output error
0, 0) = -1 EFAULT (Bad address)
getpid() = 2080
brk(0) = 0x804e7b0
brk(0x806f7b0) = 0x806f7b0
brk(0) = 0x806f7b0
brk(0x8070000) = 0x8070000
execve("/usr/local/sbin/modprobe.modutils", ["modprobe", "raid5"], [/*
18 vars */]) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
execve("/usr/local/bin/modprobe.modutils", ["modprobe", "raid5"], [/*
18 vars */]) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
execve("/usr/sbin/modprobe.modutils", ["modprobe", "raid5"], [/* 18
vars */]) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
execve("/usr/bin/modprobe.modutils", ["modprobe", "raid5"], [/* 18
vars */]) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
execve("/sbin/modprobe.modutils", ["modprobe", "raid5"], [/* 18 vars */]) = 0
uname({sys="Linux", node="tech-stable", ...}) = 0
brk(0) = 0x8068ee0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS,
-1, 0) = 0x40017000
access("/etc/ld.so.nohwcap", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/etc/ld.so.preload", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=14001, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 14001, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x40018000
close(3) = 0
access("/etc/ld.so.nohwcap", F_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/lib/libc.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0\3\0\1\0\0\0\36 0^\1"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=1244752, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 1254916, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x4001c000
old_mmap(0x40144000, 32768, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED, 3, 0x127000) = 0x40144000
old_mmap(0x4014c000, 9732, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x4014c000
close(3) = 0
munmap(0x40018000, 14001) = 0
getuid32() = 0
geteuid32() = 0
uname({sys="Linux", node="tech-stable", ...}) = 0
access("/lib/modutils/macros", R_OK) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
brk(0) = 0x8068ee0
brk(0x8089ee0) = 0x8089ee0
brk(0) = 0x8089ee0
brk(0x808a000) = 0x808a000
open("/etc/modules.conf", O_RDONLY) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=3045, ...}) = 0
stat64("/etc/modules.conf", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=3045, ...}) = 0
stat64("/etc/conf.modules", 0xbfffb60c) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=3045, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS,
-1, 0) = 0x40018000
read(3, "### This file is automatically g"..., 4096) = 3045
read(3, "", 4096) = 0
close(3) = 0
munmap(0x40018000, 4096) = 0
open("/lib/modules/2.4.27-3-k7/modules.dep", O_RDONLY) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=139425, ...}) = 0
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=139425, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS,
-1, 0) = 0x40018000
read(3, "/lib/modules/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel/"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "s/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel/drivers/blo"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, ".o\n\n/lib/modules/2.4.27-3-k7/ker"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "rivers/char/joystick/gameport.o\n"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "moxa.o:\n\n/lib/modules/2.4.27-3-k"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "/i2c/busses/i2c-amd756.o:\t/lib/m"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "kernel/drivers/_i2c/i2c-core.o \\"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "l/drivers/_i2c/i2c-proc.o\n\n/lib/"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "\t/lib/modules/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "s/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel/drivers/ide"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "/drivers/isdn/avmb1/kernelcapi.o"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "vers/md/md.o \\\n\t/lib/modules/2.4"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "ules/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel/drivers/"..., 4096) = 4096
brk(0) = 0x808a000
brk(0x80ab000) = 0x80ab000
brk(0) = 0x80ab000
brk(0) = 0x80ab000
brk(0x80aa000) = 0x80aa000
brk(0) = 0x80aa000
read(3, "ers/message/i2o/i2o_core.o\n\n/lib"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "\\\n\t/lib/modules/2.4.27-3-k7/kern"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "rs/net/arcnet/arc-rimi.o:\t/lib/m"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel/drivers/net/"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "90.o\n\n/lib/modules/2.4.27-3-k7/k"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, ".27-3-k7/kernel/drivers/net/toke"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "/drivers/net/wan/syncppp.o\n\n/lib"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "/modules/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel/driv"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "/drivers/scsi/scsi_mod.o\n\n/lib/m"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "modules/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel/drive"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "sound/msnd.o \\\n\t/lib/modules/2.4"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "nd/ac97_codec.o \\\n\t/lib/modules/"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "k7/kernel/drivers/input/input.o\n"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.o:\t"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "dules/2.4.27-3-k7/kernel/drivers"..., 4096) = 4096
brk(0) = 0x80aa000
brk(0x80cb000) = 0x80cb000
brk(0) = 0x80cb000
brk(0) = 0x80cb000
brk(0x80ca000) = 0x80ca000
brk(0) = 0x80ca000
read(3, "ox/matroxfb_misc.o\n\n/lib/modules"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "/kernel/fs/ext3/ext3.o:\t/lib/mod"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "k7/kernel/fs/umsdos/umsdos.o:\t/l"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "-3-k7/kernel/net/ipv4/netfilter/"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "er/ip_conntrack.o \\\n\t/lib/module"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "tfilter/ip6_tables.o\n\n/lib/modul"..., 4096) = 4096
read(3, "kernel/drivers/video/fbcon-cfb24"..., 4096) = 161
read(3, "", 4096) = 0
close(3) = 0
munmap(0x40018000, 4096) = 0
query_module(NULL, 0, NULL, 0) = 0
query_module(NULL, QM_MODULES, { /* 28 entries */ }, 28) = 0
query_module("raid1", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8943000, size=12912,
flags=MOD_RUNNING, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("af_packet", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8938000, size=12808,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=2}, 16) = 0
query_module("ehci-hcd", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8932000, size=17868,
flags=MOD_RUNNING, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("usb-uhci", QM_INFO, {address=0xf892b000, size=22960,
flags=MOD_RUNNING, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("usbcore", QM_INFO, {address=0xf891a000, size=62252,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_VISITED|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=1}, 16) = 0
query_module("via82cxxx_audio", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8913000,
size=20956, flags=MOD_RUNNING, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("ac97_codec", QM_INFO, {address=0xf890e000, size=13108,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("uart401", QM_INFO, {address=0xf890b000, size=6404,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("sound", QM_INFO, {address=0xf88fc000, size=56552,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("soundcore", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8846000, size=3972,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_VISITED|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=4}, 16) = 0
query_module("ide-scsi", QM_INFO, {address=0xf88f8000, size=9904,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_VISITED|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("scsi_mod", QM_INFO, {address=0xf88df000, size=94564,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_VISITED|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=1}, 16) = 0
query_module("b44", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8868000, size=14412,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_VISITED|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=1}, 16) = 0
query_module("ohci1394", QM_INFO, {address=0xf88d4000, size=25360,
flags=MOD_RUNNING, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("ieee1394", QM_INFO, {address=0xf88a5000, size=186020,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("md", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8895000, size=59488,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("ext2", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8888000, size=48908,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=1}, 16) = 0
query_module("ide-cd", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8871000, size=30944,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_VISITED|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("cdrom", QM_INFO, {address=0xf883d000, size=29412,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_USED_ONCE, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("rtc", QM_INFO, {address=0xf883a000, size=6376,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("ext3", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8853000, size=80044,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=2}, 16) = 0
query_module("jbd", QM_INFO, {address=0xf882e000, size=41604,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=2}, 16) = 0
query_module("ide-detect", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8880000, size=288,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN, usecount=0}, 16) = 0
query_module("via82cxxx", QM_INFO, {address=0xf887c000, size=10504,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=1}, 16) = 0
query_module("siimage", QM_INFO, {address=0xf886d000, size=8420,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=1}, 16) = 0
query_module("ide-disk", QM_INFO, {address=0xf884d000, size=16512,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=3}, 16) = 0
query_module("ide-core", QM_INFO, {address=0xf8812000, size=107064,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=3}, 16) = 0
query_module("unix", QM_INFO, {address=0xf880d000, size=14832,
flags=MOD_RUNNING|MOD_AUTOCLEAN|MOD_VISITED|MOD_US ED_ONCE,
usecount=12}, 16) = 0
chdir("/var/log/ksymoops") = 0
time(NULL) = 1151965339
open("/etc/localtime", O_RDONLY) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=1323, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS,
-1, 0) = 0x40018000
read(3, "TZif\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\7\0\0\0 \7\0"...,
4096) = 1323
close(3) = 0
munmap(0x40018000, 4096) = 0
umask(077) = 022
umask(022) = 077
open("20060703.log", O_WRONLY|O_APPEND|O_CREAT, 0666) = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=2808, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS,
-1, 0) = 0x40018000
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=2808, ...}) = 0
_llseek(3, 2808, [2808], SEEK_SET) = 0
write(3, "20060703 232219 start modprobe r"..., 48) = 48
fdatasync(3) = 0
close(3) = 0
munmap(0x40018000, 4096) = 0
brk(0) = 0x80ca000
brk(0x80eb000) = 0x80eb000
brk(0) = 0x80eb000
brk(0x810c000) = 0x810c000
brk(0) = 0x810c000
brk(0x812d000) = 0x812d000
brk(0) = 0x812d000
brk(0x814e000) = 0x814e000
brk(0) = 0x814e000
brk(0x816f000) = 0x816f000
brk(0) = 0x816f000
brk(0x8190000) = 0x8190000
brk(0) = 0x8190000
brk(0x81b1000) = 0x81b1000
brk(0) = 0x81b1000
brk(0x81d2000) = 0x81d2000
brk(0) = 0x81d2000
brk(0x81f3000) = 0x81f3000
brk(0) = 0x81f3000
brk(0x8214000) = 0x8214000
brk(0) = 0x8214000
brk(0x8235000) = 0x8235000
brk(0) = 0x8235000
brk(0x8256000) = 0x8256000
brk(0) = 0x8256000
brk(0x8277000) = 0x8277000
brk(0) = 0x8277000
brk(0x8298000) = 0x8298000
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