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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.2ac12

    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).

    J.A. Magallon $> cd pub $> more beer

    Linux werewolf 2.4.2-ac11 #1 SMP Sat Mar 3 22:18:57 CET 2001 i686

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