Bug 20025 - SMP problems w/ old initscripts + errata kernel (no /boot/kernel.h)
Summary: SMP problems w/ old initscripts + errata kernel (no /boot/kernel.h)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
: 20026 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-30 10:58 UTC by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2002-12-15 03:03:48 UTC

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Description Pekka Savola 2000-10-30 10:58:12 UTC
I've been plagued by this one problem for a long time now.  As it came
across today, I pinpointed it.

If you're using a new kernel (errata 2.2.16-3, ext2 2.2.17-5) on older
system (RH60), compiling SMP modules (e.g. external network
drivers from ftp.scyld.com) will fail because SMP related issues are not
defined and modules are compiled for UP.  Manually defining -D__SMP__ or
friends won't help either because other stuff is left out too.

This is caused by the fact that those errata kernels don't
Require: initscripts new enough which create /boot/kernel.h at boot.

Updated initscripts would be probably too much to ask, but _please_ at
Require: decent initscript versions :-)

Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2000-10-31 13:37:45 UTC
*** Bug 20026 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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