Bug 233234 - Missing definition for mutex_destroy in linux/kernel.h
Missing definition for mutex_destroy in linux/kernel.h
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Baron
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2007-03-20 23:40 EDT by Moriyoshi Koizumi
Modified: 2013-03-06 00:59 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2008-0665
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 15:12:52 EDT
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A quick patch. (999 bytes, patch)
2007-03-20 23:40 EDT, Moriyoshi Koizumi
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Description Moriyoshi Koizumi 2007-03-20 23:40:45 EDT
Description of problem:

First I filed this one to the CentOS Issue Tracking System because I actually
don't use the retail one but I was told to report to Red Hat too. So here it goes:

The mutex backport patch (linux-2.6.9-mutex-backport.patch) that emulates kernel
mutex introduced in 2.6.16 apparently does not provide the definition for

This breaks the module build, otherwise ends up with an undefined symbol.

I encountered the problem when I was building FUSE. 

Here's the result of dmesg:

  fuse: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
  fuse: Unknown symbol mutex_destroy



Attached is a quick fix for this problem. This is a replacement of the patch
itself, not a to the patch.
Comment 1 Moriyoshi Koizumi 2007-03-20 23:40:45 EDT
Created attachment 150552 [details]
A quick patch.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-02-14 12:38:43 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 4 Vivek Goyal 2008-03-05 22:27:48 EST
Committed in 68.17.EL . RPMS are available at http://people.redhat.com/vgoyal/rhel4/
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 15:12:52 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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