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SubjectRe: 2.3.43 breaks network drivers
"Jack (Butch) Griffin" wrote:
>
> I am using 2.3.46-1 and the have the RTL8139 network card. The recent
> changes to the driver cause the compilation to error. I am using gcc
> 2.7.2.3. The problem is the global param[][] that is
> located in both rtl8129.c and 8139too.c. These two conflict with one
> another. I don't have the source in front of me (it is at home) so I cannot
> quote exact lines. This problem occurred with the drives compiled into the
> kernel.
>
> My fix was to just make these static within each file. This allows the
> compile to complete successfully and the driver also worked. I did not even
> look to see if this constant data is the same between the two files. I am
> not sure who owns this issue or who to report it to.

there are e-mail addresses in the source code. :) But for 8139 issues
you can report them to me.

Thanks, your fix sounds correct, I'll test and include that in my next
update.

--
Jeff Garzik | Writing software is
Building 1024 | more fun than working.
MandrakeSoft, Inc. | -Anon
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