Cannot load wireguard module

Michael Ellerman mpe at
Fri Mar 15 23:44:25 UTC 2024

Michal Suchánek <msuchanek at> writes:
> Hello,
> I cannot load the wireguard module.
> Loading the module provides no diagnostic other than 'No such device'.
> Please provide maningful diagnostics for loading software-only driver,
> clearly there is no particular device needed.

Presumably it's just bubbling up an -ENODEV from somewhere.

Can you get a trace of it?

Something like:

  # trace-cmd record -p function_graph -F modprobe wireguard

That should probably show where it's bailing out.

> jostaberry-1:~ # uname -a
> Linux jostaberry-1 6.8.0-lp155.8.g7e0e887-default #1 SMP Wed Mar 13 09:02:21 UTC 2024 (7e0e887) ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux
> jostaberry-1:~ # modprobe wireguard
> modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'wireguard': No such device
> jostaberry-1:~ # modprobe -v wireguard
> insmod /lib/modules/6.8.0-lp155.8.g7e0e887-default/kernel/arch/powerpc/crypto/chacha-p10-crypto.ko.zst 
> modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'wireguard': No such device
What machine is this? A Power10?


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