1.3.20: to NET or not to NET (fwd)

Jim Nance (jlnance@isscad.com)
Fri, 25 Aug 95 7:06:56 EDT

Forwarded message:
> From owner-linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu Thu Aug 24 21:25:14 1995
> From: Tornaria Gonzalo <gtornari@varela.reu.edu.uy>

> This is a patch for net/core/Makefile to link only those files in
> net/core/core.o (not being a kernel guru, I really don't know if
> it's ok, but at least it compiles and has worked a couple of days)

OOPS. Another thing that I broke when I did the Makefiles. Thanks for the

> After that I had some more problems... I couldn't compile anything
> with CONFIG_MODVERSIONS (I don't like to recompile modules every time,

I think the following patch will fix this problem. My long term fix is to
change the makefile target "fastdep" back into "dep". The only reason I
changed it in the first place is so I could have things compile with both
targets in the Makefiles as I was converting them. Anyway, let me know if
the following patch does not fix MODVERSIONS:

diff -N -ru linux.orig/kernel/Makefile linux/kernel/Makefile
--- linux.orig/kernel/Makefile Wed Aug 16 07:57:02 1995
+++ linux/kernel/Makefile Fri Aug 18 14:04:32 1995
@@ -20,6 +20,8 @@

$(O_TARGET): $(SYMTAB_OBJS:.o=.ver)
+dep: $(SYMTAB_OBJS:.o=.ver)
+fastdep: $(SYMTAB_OBJS:.o=.ver)

include $(TOPDIR)/Rules.make

> having a 386Dx/25 with only 4Mb... BTW it would be nice to select
> which modules to compile).

Thats the next thing on my list.

> Also, the Makefiles have some problems with modules in the fs
> directory... the "Hack for fs subdirectories" in Rules.make works
> iff I have defined CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF (can't chdir to binfmt_elf.o ;-)
> Here's a patch that solves this:

Thanks again. I keep thinking about building a script that compiles kernels
with random configurations to see if I can find these problems. I obviously
have not done that yet :-)