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    SubjectRe: kbuild 2.5 is ready for inclusion in the 2.5 kernel
    On Thu, 2 May 2002 12:38:10 +0200, 
    tomas szepe <> wrote:
    >Yeah, I have to say, kbuild 2.5 is definitely a nice thing..
    >Looking fw to seeing it included in mainline.
    >Btw, Keith, how's the bug (if it is a bug at all) w/ CONFIG_MODVERSIONS?
    >Whenever I built a kernel with it set using kbuild 2.5 everything went fine
    >up to the moment I tried to load a module into the new kernel -- not one would
    >actually work, complaining about unresolved symbols (at the same time, though,
    >depmod -ae had nothing to report). Since I couldn't find any info on this
    >I concluded it might be that CONFIG_MODVERSIONS was considered obsolete and
    >as such would no longer be supported?

    kbuild 2.5 deliberately does not support modversions, you can turn it
    on but it does nothing. The original implementation of modversions
    does not fit with the way that people build kernels now (apply patches,
    change configs, rebuild without make mrproper). To do modversions
    right needs a new version of modutils as well, there is no chance of
    that work being started until kbuild 2.5 is in the kernel.

    >Another question I'd like to ask (soooorry :D) -- would there be a little
    >cunning target in Makefile-2.5 that'd create the asm-$arch symlink for me
    >in include/ like kbuild 2.4 does? Whenever I run "make -f Makefile-2.5 clean"
    >followed by "make -f Makefile-2.5 menuconfig" I get some serious whipping
    >from kbuild 2.5, cos the asm-$arch symlink gets deleted in the cleaning,
    >and I have to resurrect it by hand.

    It works for me. menuconfig does not use include/asm-$ARCH.

    make -f Makefile-2.5 clean
    make -f Makefile-2.5 menuconfig
    gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -DLOCALE -I/usr/include/ncurses -DCURSES_LOC="<ncurses.h>" -c -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/checklist.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/checklist.c
    gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -DLOCALE -I/usr/include/ncurses -DCURSES_LOC="<ncurses.h>" -c -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/menubox.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/menubox.c
    gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -DLOCALE -I/usr/include/ncurses -DCURSES_LOC="<ncurses.h>" -c -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/textbox.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/textbox.c
    gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -DLOCALE -I/usr/include/ncurses -DCURSES_LOC="<ncurses.h>" -c -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/yesno.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/yesno.c
    gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -DLOCALE -I/usr/include/ncurses -DCURSES_LOC="<ncurses.h>" -c -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/inputbox.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/inputbox.c
    gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -DLOCALE -I/usr/include/ncurses -DCURSES_LOC="<ncurses.h>" -c -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/util.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/util.c
    gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -DLOCALE -I/usr/include/ncurses -DCURSES_LOC="<ncurses.h>" -c -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/lxdialog.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/lxdialog.c
    gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -DLOCALE -I/usr/include/ncurses -DCURSES_LOC="<ncurses.h>" -c -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/msgbox.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/msgbox.c
    gcc -o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/lxdialog /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/checklist.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/menubox.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/textbox.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/yesno.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/inputbox.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/util.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/lxdialog.o /build/kaos/2.5.12-kbuild-2.5/scripts/lxdialog/msgbox.o -lncurses
    Using ARCH='i386' AS='as' LD='ld' CC='/usr/bin/gcc' CPP='/usr/bin/gcc -E' AR='ar' HOSTAS='as' HOSTLD='gcc' HOSTCC='gcc' HOSTAR='ar'
    Generating global Makefile
    phase 1 (find all inputs)
    Using defaults found in .config
    Preparing scripts: functions, parsing......................................................................................done.

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