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SubjectRe: 'serial' cannot be built as module
On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 04:21:42AM -0500, tmhikaru@gmail.com wrote:
> I've already tried reporting this to the maintainer in the MAINTAINERS file,
> but received no response (mail originally sent 15'th of november)

My mail server has no record of this for the 15th - it never reached me.
Maybe you mis-copied the address?

> Essentially, the 'serial' module is not, apparently, being built when set as
> modular. I definitely know it's not being installed when I do make
> modules_install.
>
> However, if I include it in the kernel, it works. The 'symbol' is SERIAL_8250
> according to the help in menuconfig.
>
> I'd really like to have this fixed, as I try to reduce the size of the
> kernel that I boot, as I have to load the kernel off a floppy disk.

There's nothing which requires fixing.

If you read the help for that option, you will find that it's called
"8250" not "serial". It also depends on serial_core.

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Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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