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SubjectRe: 2.2.18: apm initialised before dmi_scan?
On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Keith Owens wrote:

> >If this implies that apm is initialised *before* the dmi_scan then there
> >is potentially a problem with buggy BIOSen that oops instead of reporting
> >power status
>
> This should fix the link order, at the (small) expense of compiling
> dmi_scan for exported symbols, even though it does not really export
> symbols. Against 2.2.18.
>
> Index: 18.1/arch/i386/kernel/Makefile
> --- 18.1/arch/i386/kernel/Makefile Thu, 23 Nov 2000 11:48:07 +1100 kaos (linux-2.2/E/b/40_Makefile 1.1.4.4 644)
> +++ 18.2(w)/arch/i386/kernel/Makefile Tue, 30 Jan 2001 23:47:17 +1100 kaos (linux-2.2/E/b/40_Makefile 1.1.4.4 644)
> @@ -15,8 +15,8 @@ all: kernel.o head.o init_task.o
> O_TARGET := kernel.o
> O_OBJS := process.o signal.o entry.o traps.o irq.o vm86.o \
> ptrace.o ioport.o ldt.o setup.o time.o sys_i386.o \
> - bluesmoke.o dmi_scan.o
> -OX_OBJS := i386_ksyms.o
> + bluesmoke.o
> +OX_OBJS := i386_ksyms.o dmi_scan.o
> MX_OBJS :=
>
> ifdef CONFIG_PCI

Thanks Keith - works nicely.

If this is a correct and justifiable fix for 2.2 then in 2.4 should
dmi_scan.o be included in export-objs? Or is there a "better" way of
doing this?

Neale.

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