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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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