Re: modules 2.1.8 fix

Ion Badulescu (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 16:41:08 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Jacques Gelinas wrote:

> Some people have reported a bug about this. The bug is that some module
> lack a bss. Here is the official patch I intend to include in the next
> release of modules-2.1.8

[patch removed]

The patch does not solve much, as insmod still segfaults on its own test,
drv_hello.o, leaving the module uninitialized. insmod from modules-2.0.0
inserts it just fine...

By the way, this is with kernel 2.0.24 - I got 2.1.8 compiled, but I
haven't rebooted yet. I'm gonna do it now...

[several minutes and an oops - solved - later :)]

It looks like it's working with 2.1.8. I tried inserting all the modules I
had, and they all got in just fine. Back to 2.0.24 for further testing...


Hmm... I guess I should have tested it more. insmod works flawlessly with
all the 2.0.24 modules that I could find, but _not_ with its own drv_hello
test module. :-)


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