I have noticed that when a WS-X6724-SFP (24port 1G card) module is installed then removed. the router still hold all the config. you can actually go as far as conf mode under teh removed interface.
I trust a reload will clear the misleading module, but would rather use another method. the clear command does not offer any options here.
any suggestiosn ?
By default a 6500 running IOS will keep the configuration of the card that was removed so that in the event you that you have to replace a defective module (hot swap) the config would stay in tact.
If in the global configuration mode you type the "module clear-config" command the switch will remove the configuration of a module once it is removed. However, this needs to be in place BEFORE the module is removed.
So for it to work for you now, you would have to re-install the card. Type the command. Then remove the card.
I prefer to remove the command once the card (and config) is removed in case I have to perform maintenance and hot swap a card.