Bug 133097 - kernel module api changed after 2.6.8-1.579
kernel module api changed after 2.6.8-1.579
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-09-21 14:07 EDT by John Ellson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 15:14:54 EDT
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Description John Ellson 2004-09-21 14:07:20 EDT
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):

How reproducible:
100% since 2.6.8-1.579

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
Breaks external modules

Expected results:
No non-backward compatible module API changes without reasonable notice.

Additional info:
The following thread includes a one line patch to re-export the
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-09-21 14:08:24 EDT
modules have no business using this deep internal info.
Comment 2 John Ellson 2004-09-21 14:28:51 EDT
So you file a bug with NVIDIA !   Presumably you can point them at the
complete and accurate documentation of which symbols they are allowed
to use.

Since a one line, zero cost, fix is known for this why are you
insisting on causing so many Fedora users so much grief?

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2004-09-21 15:14:54 EDT
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.

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