Bug 40123 - Rebuild of custom kernel fails with 'undefined reference'
Rebuild of custom kernel fails with 'undefined reference'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2001-05-10 15:09 EDT by Matthias Haase
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Description Matthias Haase 2001-05-10 15:09:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
Rebuild of custom kernel from RH.7.1 kernel source rpm fails with
"arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o: In function `pci_fixup_vt8363':
arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o(.text.init+0x3727): undefined reference to
`noautodma'." Comes up always with gcc and kgcc too.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.2
2. make xconfig
3. make dep
4. make clean
5. make bzImage fails always in all cases.

Actual Results:  make bzImage stops with error. No bzImage is compiled.

Expected Results:  A clean compile for custom kernels.

Additional info:

arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o: In function `pci_fixup_vt8363':
arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o(.text.init+0x3727): undefined reference to

I think - this code should fix the hardware-bug in vt8363 chips, but the
source is broken with an simple small error inside.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-10 15:23:42 EDT
Indeed. If you don't compile IDE in your kernel, you can just remove the
contents of the offending funtion (eg the reference to the noautodma) to make it
work. This is perfectly safe as for a non-IDE system you don't need the

I've corrected this error for the next kernel we're going to release, I will 
therefore close it as "fixed in rawhide".
Thanks for the report!
Comment 2 Matthias Haase 2001-05-11 07:56:54 EDT
Our server is pure SCSI. I have found the function `pci_fixup_vt8363' in

But I'm not firm in C... Should I remove there
line 957:  extern int noautodma; 
and the following subroutine too...

static void __init pci_fixup_vt8363(struct pci_dev *d)

...for clean custom kernel recompiling without ATAPI/IDE?


Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-11 08:10:56 EDT
Not exactly. The "extern" line is fine.
Removing the function entirely will not work, you should remove everything
inside the { } (but not including the { and the }) of that function.
Comment 4 Matthias Haase 2001-05-11 09:04:37 EDT
o.k. so I have leaved the 'extern int...' call,
maked an empty and useless function
static void __init pci_fixup_vt8363(struct pci_dev *d) {
Compiles right now. Thanks.

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