Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133097
kernel module api changed after 2.6.8-1.579
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
Description of problem:
In kernels after 2.6.8-1.579 the symbol __VMALLOC_RESERVE
is not exported, breaking certain externally built modules.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% since 2.6.8-1.579
Steps to Reproduce:
Breaks external modules
No non-backward compatible module API changes without reasonable notice.
The following thread includes a one line patch to re-export the
modules have no business using this deep internal info.
So you file a bug with NVIDIA ! Presumably you can point them at the
complete and accurate documentation of which symbols they are allowed
Since a one line, zero cost, fix is known for this why are you
insisting on causing so many Fedora users so much grief?
Please report this problem to Nvidia via their customer
technical support, and they will likely address the issue in a
future driver update. Nvidia might not officially support
Fedora Core 3 test2 at this juncture, however once Fedora Core 3
is officially released, they will probably release a new driver
which supports the final OS release.
Thanks for reporting this problem to Nvidia.