Re: modutils snapshot for 970103

Jason Burrell (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 20:35:05 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 3 Jan 1997, Henrik Storner wrote:

> As for whether it works, I applied the linux-2.1.19 patch to a 2.1.20
> kernel, and now get errors when linking the kernel (on a i386 - yes,
> I did change the 'ARCH=alpha' in the patch):
> kernel/kernel.o: In function `init_modules':
> kernel/kernel.o(.text+0x4631): undefined reference to `__stop___ksymtab'
> kernel/kernel.o(.text+0x4636): undefined reference to `__start___ksymtab'
> kernel/kernel.o(.data+0x3614): undefined reference to `__start___ksymtab'
> Don't really know how to fix this one.

Did any hunks fail when you applied the modutils 2.1.19 patch to kernel
2.1.20? I noticed that happening when I applied it, and aborted. When I
applied it to 2.1.19, it applied without any problems. It didn't seem to
screw up the application of the 2.1.20 patch except for some "(offset:
-1)"'s and such, which don't hurt anything.

I'm running a modulized 2.1.20. No symbols in the modules fail to export
according to depmod, and everything is running smooth.