Re: Modules

ATPlack (
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 10:19:29 -0500

Every time that I have turned this on, I get a message from my modules
(after make zImage and make modules) about the version level being different
and they will not load. (Exact message available upon request)

BTW this message for 2.0.19 is that the version in the modules is 2.0.19 and
the kernel is 2.0.19 and the module will NOT load because the versions are

This has happened on 2.0.1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, and 20.

This is the reason, IMO, that this is default off.
Subject: Re: Modules
Date: Tuesday, October 01, 1996 8:00AM

From: Rob Riggs <>
> On 30-Sep-96 Anthony Plack wrote:
> >Do we see the modules in Linux ever becoming a "seperate" entity so that
> >they are not so kernel specific?
> Do yo mean version specific? Module versioning (CONFIG_MODVERSIONS)
> overcomes this for the most part. I have a joystick module that
> I compiled quite some time ago. Since I use module versioning,
> that module loads easily in later kernels.

Why is CONFIG_MODVERSIONS defaulted to disabled? Why is it not the
standard configuration? I have been using it since it was created
and have never had any difficulty. In fact, it makes life much easier
and I can think of no reason to not use it.