Re: 2.4.6 PCMCIA NET modular build breakage

From: Oleg Drokin (
Date: Sat Jul 07 2001 - 09:30:33 EST


>> Seems like its something that appeared between 2.4.5 and 2.4.6. Anyone
>> know the correct fix, other than reversing the change?
KG> It should be fine.
It is not.

>> Since all net cards are modules, object list for pcmcia_net.o is empty and
>> kernel can't be linked.
KG> Could you reproduce this? (I don't think you can)
Sure, I can. First thing I did was in fact to try and reproduce that.

KG> Rules.make takes care of an empty $(obj-y) and builds an empty $(O_TARGET)
KG> file in this case, so linking this in should work fine.
(examining Makefile...)
I see. So there cannot be usual targets before including Rules.make,
and my copy of the tree have these. And if I move them after inclusion,
everything builds just fine.
Perhaps it should be documented somewhere.

Well. So at the end it seems to be not a vanilla kernel problem. That's good.

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