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On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Keith Owens wrote:

>Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 14:59:42 +1100
>From: Keith Owens <>
>To: Mike A. Harris <>
>Cc: Linux Kernel mailing list <>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>Subject: Re: ide-probe.c:400: `rtc_lock' undeclared and
> /lib/modules/..../build
>On Tue, 7 Nov 2000 21:48:59 -0500 (EST),
>"Mike A. Harris" <> wrote:
>>On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
>>>Actually they do. I agree that it wants sorting. Im just wondering what the
>>>best approach is - maybe check modutils rev and only add the link if its high
>>>enough ?
>>What if build-machine != machine-kernel-was-built-for?
>Then you are SOL, but that is a generic cross compile problem. Anybody
>doing cross compile has to do extra steps to copy the results to the
>other machine and they can take care of problems like the build symlink
>themselves. The patch in 2.2.18-pre20 fixes the problem for local
>compiles, which are 95%+ (SWAG) of the compiles.

I'm not refering to cross compiling. I'm talking about if I
compile my kernel on machine A, and want to run this on 100%
hardware identical machine B. What if machine B doesn't run the
same version of modutils? In other words same hardware setup
different distribution or version of Linux?

NOTE: My new email address is:

Mike A. Harris - Linux advocate - Open source advocate
Computer Consultant - Capslock Consulting
Copyright 2000 all rights reserved

#[Mike A. Harris bash tip #2 - custom colorized bash prompts]
# For a color prompt, put the following at the bottom of your ~/.bash_profile
TTYNAME=$(tty | sed -e 's/^\/dev\///' -e 's/^tty//');DRED=31;DGREEN=32
CLRUSER=$CYAN ; CLRHOST=$YELLOW # Set the user and host colors here
PS1="$TTYNAME \[\033[${CLRUSER}m\]\u\[\033[0;m\]"
export PS1="${PS1}@\[\033[${CLRHOST}m\]\h\\[\033[0;m\]:\w\$ "

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