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SubjectRe: 2.2.18pre24 and drm/agpgart static?
On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 09:22:22PM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Jamie Manley]
> > Yes, modversions was enabled. Should that be affecting the build of
> > the kernel proper?
> The bug you ran into is that MODVERSIONS messes up the
> 'get_module_symbol' function, which is a sort of "optional dependency"
> mechanism used by a few modules such as DRI (in this case: DRI needs to
> be able to use the facilities of agpgart, but should also work
> *without* agpgart present, since many systems have PCI video cards).

Of course, PCI and DRI shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Glad to hear
it's being worked on.

> MODVERSIONS is ugly and gross for any number of reasons, but the
> get_module_symbol problem is quite localized -- AGP/DRI, MTD and maybe
> one or two other subsystems. In any case it has been replaced by a
> much better inter-module registration system in 2.4.
> Peter

I guess that means I should start testing 2.4.0test* on this machine
:) Thanks for the background.


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