Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116340
vmlinux missing in kernel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
From the discussion on another bug I remember that vmlinux is removed
to kernel-debuginfo package. But there are projects that use vmlinux
to build modules. Such a project is madwifi
Assuming there are projects that need vmlinux to build, and the fact
that kernel-debuginfo is HUGE (300+MB), there's a problem to solve here.
An stripped vmlinux is 3MB, and the zipped version is of course below
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/
2. ls vmlinux
Actual Results: ls: vmlinux: No such file or directory
Expected Results: vmlinux
we are not going to ship a multi megabyte file just because some
external module has a broken makefile :)
Duh, fast man!
Thanks, that was what I really didn't know. So you are saying
external modules should not technically need vmlinux to build. I
would go investigate it in module itself.