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SubjectRe: "make prepare" in 2.6.26.2 not behaving?
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 08:41:59PM -0700, Stuart Sheldon wrote:
> Hey all, think I found a little bug...
>
> I recently was attempting to build 3rd party modules on a 2.6.26.2
> source tree after a "make clean" was run on the kernel source tree.
>
> In the past I would run "make oldconfig prepare scripts" and then build
> and install the 3rd party module. All would work as expected.
>
> And all started well with the 2.6.26.2 tree. The module built without
> error, but when I went to load it, it responded back with a version
> error on the console, and the dmesg was: "no symbol version for
> struct_module".
>
> If I rebuild the entire kernel and modules in the source tree and then
> build the 3rd party module again, It builds and loads without issue.
>
> I'm hoping this is a bug, as I use the prepare method of setting up
> source trees a lot. It saves me hours of time on my server farm.

If you have MODULE_VERSIONING enabled then you need to build
the kernel - "make prepare" is in that case not enough.

Ig you have module.symvers around then that will do it.

Sam



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