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SubjectRe: ipchains.o dependencies problem from 1999 (!) returns in 2.4.14 kernel
On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 09:35:34PM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Andrew Pam <xanni@glasswings.com.au>
> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 12:58:51 +1100
>
> In the 2.4.14 kernel, I get the following dependency problems with ipchains.o:
>
> [root@TekTih root]# depmod -ae
> depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.14+ext3/kernel/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipchains.o
> depmod: netlink_kernel_create
> depmod: netlink_broadcast
>
> Note that this happens regardless of the setting of CONFIG_NETLINK and
> CONFIG_NETLINK_DEV, whether "n", "m" or "y".
>
> Something is wrong with your modutils then.
>
> Because net/netsyms.c exports netlink_kernel_create when
> CONFIG_NETLINK is set. It is impossible for the symbol to be
> unresolved if you are turning on CONFIG_NETLINK.
>
> Franks a lot,
> David S. Miller
> davem@redhat.com

On Thu, 08 Nov 2001 13:55:39 +1100,
Keith Owens <kaos@ocs.com.au> wrote:

> Works for me with your config. At a guess, you have been bitten by the
> broken kernel Makefiles - http://www.tux.org/lkml/#s8-8

Sure enough, that's what it turned out to be. I replied:

> Yep, that's cured it! Is this one of the things fixed by kbuild 2.5?
> If so, when will it actually be in the Linus tarballs?

Cheers,
Andrew
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