Re: Solaris 2.6 and Linux

Richard Henderson (
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 19:17:40 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Darren Reed <>
> Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 02:11:47 +1000 (EST)
> Not really. Well, at least the only difference I've really noticed
> is that I can do "make modules" in my kernel source tree, install them
> and have it whinge and complain about some symbol mismatch or whatever
> and refuse to load them.
> It should have worked. My guess is that you changed the configuration
> of your kernel between when you built the kernel and when you built the
> modules.

My guess is that he is talking about missing symbols. We should
be better at detecting symbols that got left out of the symbol
table at kernel compile time.

Probably the way to do this is to modify depmod slightly to be
able to sanity check a build tree.