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SubjectRe: Kernel compilation failed 2.4.14
On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, Sukanta Kumar Hazra wrote:

> Hi!
>
> Compiling kernel 2.4.14 on a Mandrake 8.1 failed at the linking stage. The
> output is
>
> ---------------------------------------
> ld -m elf_i386 -T /usr/src/linux-2.4.14/arch/i386/vmlinux.lds -e stext
> arch/i386/kernel/head.o arch/i386/kernel/init_task.o init/main.o
> init/version.o \
> --start-group \
> arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o arch/i386/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o
> mm/mm.o fs/fs.o ipc/ipc.o \
> drivers/acpi/acpi.o drivers/char/char.o drivers/block/block.o
> drivers/misc/misc.o drivers/net/net.o drivers/media/media.o
> drivers/char/agp/agp.o drivers/char/drm/drm.o drivers/ide/idedriver.o
> drivers/cdrom/driver.o drivers/sound/sounddrivers.o drivers/pci/driver.o
> drivers/video/video.o \
> net/network.o \
> /usr/src/linux-2.4.14/arch/i386/lib/lib.a
> /usr/src/linux-2.4.14/lib/lib.a /usr/src/linux-2.4.14/arch/i386/lib/lib.a
> \
> --end-group \
> -o vmlinux
> drivers/block/block.o: In function `lo_send':
> drivers/block/block.o(.text+0x9069): undefined reference to
> `deactivate_page'
> drivers/block/block.o(.text+0x9102): undefined reference to
> `deactivate_page'
> make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
>...


This is a known bug.

The following patch fixes it:

--- linux-2.4.14-broken/drivers/block/loop.c Thu Oct 25 13:58:34 2001
+++ linux-2.4.14/drivers/block/loop.c Mon Nov 5 17:06:08 2001
@@ -207,7 +207,6 @@
index++;
pos += size;
UnlockPage(page);
- deactivate_page(page);
page_cache_release(page);
}
return 0;
@@ -218,7 +217,6 @@
kunmap(page);
unlock:
UnlockPage(page);
- deactivate_page(page);
page_cache_release(page);
fail:
return -1;

> Regards,
> Sukanta

cu
Adrian

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