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SubjectRe: modutils check for SMP
On Sat, Aug 28, 1999 at 03:23:50PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > There is CONFIG_MODVERSIONS which should prevent any module incompatibiliti=
> > es.
>
> It does

Sure.

> So basically you are saying "It exists, but I dont want to use it, however
> I'd like to whine anyway".
>
> Modversions is designed to catch all potential compatiblity cases across
> kernel rebuilds, not just SMP. If you reconfigure/recompile and structs change
> size it will do its job.

I found modules not loading in spite of being well compatible with the
kernel. Maybe the mechanism works better, now, I didn't check. Do they?

That's why I'd like SMP being stored in the kernel version for the modules
and for the kernel, just like an extraversion. Easy and functional, also
without MODVERSIONS.

Regards,
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Kurt Garloff <garloff@suse.de> Wuppertal, FRG
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