Re: PCI-SCI Drivers v1.1-7 released

From: Jeff V. Merkey (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 13:13:45 EST

On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 09:15:39AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > always assume a stock kernel layout and will point to
> > /usr/src/linux/include for modversioned includes and files.
> You can't assume that. The big problem is right now nobody has set an
> agreed location for kernel sources, you also cant assume they will be
> present.

I need a way from the RPM utility to determine this without writing some
huge ugly bash script. The 7.1 release is not putting it where uname
will return the correct name string.

> Its something the FHS needs to address eventually (where eventually is sooner
> not later)
> > Please also note that the RedHat 7.1 Fischer release with
> > the Linux 2.4.0 kernel will report bogus .modinfo relocation
> > warnings generated by the assembler while building some .c files
> > against the kernel source tree. These messages are a due to
> > severe bugs previously reported in the gcc 2.96 compiler and
> > assembler on RedHat versions 7.0 and above (the list for gcc 2.96
> > keeps growing).
> Nope. They are due to bugs in the kernel source. The bug in question is
> intentionally left in the kernel sources to handle issues with older modutils.
> Keith posted 2.4.x patches to drop support for older modutils and in doing so
> remove the warning.
> Alan

Hummm. Where are the patches for 2.4 to correct this? They are not posted
with the 7.1 release. They need to be. The compiler not supporting
#ident for CVS is a show stopper, and needs correcting ASAP. How can
someone use CVS properly with this, Alan?



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