Re: 2.4.21-rc7 SMP module unresolved symbols

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 15:00:55 EST

On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, Samuel Flory wrote:

> Dan Christian wrote:
> >
> >"make mrproper" fixes it.
> >
> >For the record, I think this stinks!
> >
> >"make mrproper" should be an expert only utility because it does blow
> >away valuable configuration information (a painfull lesson that can
> >only be learned "the hard way", since the README neglicts to mention
> >this). For that matter, the README makes it look like creating a
> >config from scratch (all 1500+ options) is no big deal!
> >
> >
> Most developers have a std config file that they simply copy over, and
> run "make oldconfig". This is why menuconfig, and xconfig get broken
> every few patches.

Yes. I was expecting somebody to be a bit more 'direct'.

$ cd /usr/src/linux-whatever
$ cp .config ..
$ make mrproper
$ cp ../.config .
$ make oldconfig
$ make dep ; make bzImage ; make modules ; make modules_install


FYI, a <not recommended by many who have gotten burned> easy way to
make quick changes in the .config is to edit .config directly, then
execute `make oldconfig`. This usually works so you don't have to
answer a thousand questions.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.20 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.

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