Re: Compiling a 2.2.5 to look like a 2.2.5-15

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sun Apr 30 2000 - 10:33:45 EST

> I have a commercial driver that was compiled under kernel 2.2.5-15.
> Assuming that I dont have such a kernel source, is it possible
> to compile a 2.2.5 kernel to look like a 2.2.5-15 so that the driver
> will load properly??

The kernel does not have a constant binary API. It depends on configuration
options, compiler choice and other things.

A binary only module is good only against the specific kernel and configuration
options with which it was originally built.


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