Important note for modutils snapshot for 970103

Keith Owens (
Sat, 04 Jan 1997 10:59:26 +1100

On Fri, 03 Jan 1997 19:53:12 +0000,
Klaus Kudielka <> wrote:
>I applied the patch included to 2.1.20 and, during make modules, got
>lots of these warnings (ARCH = i386):
>serial.c:2958: warning: parameter names (without types) in function
>serial.c:2958: warning: data definition has no type or storage class

After applying the kernel patch in modutils 970103 you MUST remake your
configuration. Just run make config/menuconfig/xconfig, no need to
change anything, exit and save configuration.

The kernel patch adds a line to autoconf.h to detect mismatches between
config.h and module.h, config.h must appear before module.h if
EXPORT_... is used in the source. If you still get the above messages
after rebuilding and saving your config, it means the source needs
editting to add config.h before module.h.

I have sent Linus a patch for the 32 sources that are wrong plus
corrections for most of the various compilation and warning messages
that I got from compiling every source (i386 only). Hopefully we get a
2.1.21 soon with these patches included.