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SubjectRe: Kernel 2.4.14 link error
On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Richard wrote:

> This is my first nervous attempt at kernel stuff (sweat, panic...)
>
> Kernel 2.4.14 does not link if loopback device is enabled. The link fails
> with unresolved extern reference "deactivate_page" in block.o
>
> This function is called from drivers/block/loop.c and is located in
> in mm/swap.c for kernel 2.4.13 but not for 2.4.14.
> I made a copy of loop.c commented out the references (2) to deactivate_page
> and compiled as a module, which seems to work just fine.

This is a known bug and you did the right thing to fix it.

> Hope this helps

cu
Adrian

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