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SubjectRe: Insmod gives unsresolved symbol
In system.map there are no other charachters except
ipv4_explicit_null the line is
c03c4900 B ipv4_explicit_null
same is true for all other symbols I added.

I am not sure what B indicates




--- Tommy Reynolds <reynolds@redhat.com> wrote:
> It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly "Amit
> Kulkarni" <amitncsu@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > I am trying to write a device driver which calls
> > certain functions/variables from the kernel
> > (e.g. ipv4_explicit_null from
> > /usr/src/linux/net/mpls/mpls_init.c )
> >
> > But when I try to insert the module using insmod
> it
> > gives me an error saying unresolved symbol
> > ipv4_explicit_null
> >
> > thinking the kernel did not export the said symbol
> I
> > added EXPORT_SYMBOL(ipv4_explicit_null) in the
> file
> > mpls_init.c
> > Now I can see the symbol in System.map
> > but my problem still persists.
> >
> > Am I exporting symbols properly or is there
> anything
> > else that needs to be done .
>
> I assume that you're trying to build a module
> outside the regular kernel build
> system. You can do this if you are carefull.
>
> Look carefully at the symbol in the System.map file.
> Is it EXACTLY the
> "ipv4_explicit_null" symbol? Are the extra
> characters after the "...null" part
> of the name? Any extra characters mean that you've
> got module versioning turned
> on in your kernel, so exported symbols have their
> name mangled somewhat as C++
> would do (this is to implement some protection since
> modules from one kernel
> version probably won't work with another kernel
> version). The easiest solution
> to this is to recompile your kernel with module
> versioning turned off.
>
>
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