When using modprobe or insmod to load 3c509.o in the running kernel
(standard one shipping with RH7.0) insmod reads the first parameter I pass
to the module and quits with an error message saying something
"Unrecognized parameter parm_XXXX" where XXXX is either "irq" or "io"
depending on which of the two is first on the options line for 3c509 in the
If I try to rebuild the kernel for a Pentium with the module precompiled
into it, the compiler tells me that "smp_xxx" function is undefined, and
quits the compilations. If I build the kernel for a Pentium chip with SMP
selected (although my machine has only one processor) the kernel compiles
but it hangs the machine while attempting to "mount local filesystems". If
I then press Ctrl-Alt-Del the machine begins its shutdown cycle, but once
again it hangs while "unmounting filesystems".
The only solution I found was to erase my HDs and reinstall my trusted 6.2.
Created attachment 5662 [details]
a snapshot from my xterm showing what happens at insmod time...
Re: kernel build; you need to run make mrproper first
What happens if you change the options lines to:
options <module name>