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Re: RFC: [2.6 patch] disallow modular IPv6

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RFC: [2.6 patch] disallow modular IPv6
From: Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 11:57:21 +0200
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On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 02:24:10AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> 
> > In the 2.6 kernel, I suspect that these same version strings are now
> > produced as a side-effect of the 'make vmlinux' stage, and hence that
> > it's required to 'make vmlinux' before any modules can be built.
> 
> What this means is that it's required for the kernel image to be up to
> date before any modules can be built.  If we can check that in the
> build system for the sake of modversions (and if we're not doing that
> now it's a bug we should fix) we can do it equally for ipv6.

There is a postprocessing step when building modules that take care
of modversioning. And yes, it requires a final vmlinux.

        Sam

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