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SubjectRe: Strange warnings about .modinfo when compiling 2.2.18 on Alpha

On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Keith Owens wrote:

> The way .modinfo is created is a kludge to prevent the .modinfo section
> being loaded as part of the module. The initial reference to .modinfo
> creates it as non-allocated, later references try to allocate data in
> the section. Older versions of gcc silently ignored the mismatch,
> newer ones warn about the mismatch.
> modutils >= 2.3.19 makes sure that .modinfo is not loaded so the kernel
> kludge is no longer required. Alan Cox (quite rightly) will not force
> 2.2 users to upgrade modutils, but if you jump to modutils 2.3.23 and
> apply this patch against kernel 2.2.18 then the warnings will disappear.

Thank you very much for your reply. I'll try upgrading modutils and apply
the patch.

Best regards,
Jesper Juhl

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