Bug 18746 - Voodoo DRI driver does not compile in kernel
Summary: Voodoo DRI driver does not compile in kernel
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-10-09 21:30 UTC by Alex Malmyguine
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-10 13:14:16 UTC


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Description Alex Malmyguine 2000-10-09 21:30:16 UTC
Attemt to compile Voodoo Banshee/Vodoo3 DRI in kernel unseccessful. Though 
it compiles as module. Steps to reproduce:

1. make menuconfig -> Character devices -> DRM support [*] -> Voodoo 
Banshee/Voodoo3 support [*]

2. make bzImage -> error message when compiling tdfx_drv.c, line 132

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2000-10-10 06:39:26 UTC
In 2.2.16, you cannot compile the drm drivers into the kernel. They have to be
modules, due to some not-yet present 2.4 mechanisms (__setup is one of them).
These mechanisms are already added to the 2.2.18pre kernel-series to provide
better forward-compatibility.

If needed, I can supply a patch to add them to the 2.2.16 Red Hat kernel as
well.

Comment 2 Alex Malmyguine 2000-10-10 13:14:12 UTC
About the patch - I do not think it's vitally important. Thanks anyway.

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-09 18:58:33 UTC
THis isn't a bug, it is just as Arjan said.  Not a supported
thing to do. Closing bug.


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