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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.2ac12

On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, J . A . Magallon wrote:

> On 03.05 Sergey Kubushin wrote:
> > On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:
> >
> > New Adaptec driver does not build. It won't. People, can anyone enlighten me
> > why do we use a user space library for a kernel driver at all?
> >
> > gcc -I/usr/include -ldb1 aicasm_gram.c aicasm_scan.c aicasm.c aicasm_symbol.c
> > -o aicasm
> What that line does is to build a tool (aicasm) to generate the ucode that
> is built into the kernel (afaik, it is a kind of assembler from a language
> to AIC sequencer code). That is, the tool uses db1 (as mkdep.c uses glibc)
> but once you have generated the sequencer instructions, that is what is built
> into the kernel, not the tool (aicasm).

Yuck. Build-dependency on libdb-dev is not pretty. What is it used for,
anyway? Assembler in need of libdb. Mind boggleth...

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