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Subject2.4.14 - loop.c uses "deactivate_page" that seems not to be defined
	I just  downloaded  2.4.14 and tried to   compile it (using  a
"make oldconfig" out of the config file from my old 2.4.8-ac12, then
"make menuconfig") and the kernel seems not to be able to link ("make
install", after a normal "make dep") :

ld -m elf_i386 -T /usr/src/linux-2.4.14/arch/i386/ -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/parport/driver.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/scsi/scsidrv.o drivers/cdrom/driver.o drivers/sound/sounddrivers.o drivers/pci/driver.o drivers/pnp/pnp.o drivers/video/video.o drivers/usb/usbdrv.o drivers/input/inputdrv.o drivers/i2c/i2c.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+0x8843): undefined reference to `deactivate_page'
drivers/block/block.o(.text+0x88c8): undefined reference to `deactivate_page'
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1

After doing a little research the only place where `deactivate_page'
exists is inside the `./drivers/block/loop.c` file (lines 210 and 221)
and is not defined anywhere else (seems to me it may have to be
defined in "kernel/ksyms.c", but it is not). [For now I does compile
without loopback device.]

My architecture is SMP PII, with 1Gb of memory. If asked I can provide
the .config file used (please send me an e-mail directly as I am not
on this ML).

Hope this helps,

Martial MICHEL
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