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SubjectRe: Compiling 2.5.32
On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, Dave Hansen wrote:

> Michael Obster wrote:
> > can anybody give me hint. I don't think it is a bug, but i don't know
> > what this error means for me. It is in "make bzImage" and the config is
> > attached. Symlink asm is on asm-i386 and i added "ln -s
> > /usr/src/linux/include/asm-generic /usr/include/asm-generic". Build
> > environment is Athlon, Kernel 2.4.18, gcc 2.95.3
> > <snip>
> > drivers/built-in.o(.data+0x2fab4): undefined reference to `local symbols
> From what I understand this happens when these conditions are met:
> 1. You use a recent version of binutils (Debian has one)
> 2. CONFIG_HOTPLUG is not set
> 3. You compile a driver that doesn't properly use __devexit_p macro
> I fixed this in the IPS driver:
> So, find and fix the driver, use hotplug, or get an older binutils.

Michael's problem is drivers/net/tulip/de2104x.c and this problem is known
since several months.

There are two possible solutions:

1. make the driver hot-pluggable
2. #ifdef the .remove away

Jeff Garzik doesn't want 1. until "someone actually tells me they are
trying to hot-plug such a card" and he didn't apply the following patch to
#ifdef the .remove away if the driver is compiled statically into the

--- drivers/net/tulip/de2104x.c.old 2002-08-30 01:06:09.000000000 +0200
+++ drivers/net/tulip/de2104x.c 2002-08-30 01:06:45.000000000 +0200
@@ -2216,7 +2216,9 @@
.name = DRV_NAME,
.id_table = de_pci_tbl,
.probe = de_init_one,
+#ifdef MODULE
.remove = de_remove_one,
#ifdef CONFIG_PM
.suspend = de_suspend,
.resume = de_resume,



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