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SubjectRe: dependencies problems on loop back device (linux 2.4.14)
On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, D'Angelo Salvatore wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I was trying to compile the kernel 2.4.14 and I had the following error
> message during the installation of the loopback device module
>
> find kernel -path '*/pcmcia/*' -name '*.o' | xargs -i -r ln -sf ../{}
> pcmcia
> if [ -r System.map ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F System.map 2.4.14; fi
> depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in
> /lib/modules/2.4.14/kernel/drivers/block/loop.o
> depmod: deactivate_page
>
> can someone help me?
>...

This is a known bug.

The following patch fixes the problem:

--- 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;

cu
Adrian

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