Bug 42357 - make modules_install removes files in /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/net
Summary: make modules_install removes files in /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/net
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Whiteboard:
Keywords:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-05-25 23:16 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 12:59:44 UTC


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Output of make config command (22.22 KB, text/plain)
2001-06-04 20:28 UTC, Need Real Name
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Output of make dep command (103.44 KB, text/plain)
2001-06-04 20:32 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details
Output of make clean command (2.36 KB, text/plain)
2001-06-04 20:33 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details
Output of make bzlilo command (Notice the errors at the end of file) (18.14 KB, text/plain)
2001-06-04 20:37 UTC, Need Real Name
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Output of make modules command (more errors at end of file) (6.56 KB, text/plain)
2001-06-04 20:39 UTC, Need Real Name
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Output of make modules_install command (errors at end of file output) (2.74 KB, text/plain)
2001-06-04 20:45 UTC, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-25 23:16:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
I had a bare bones installation of a redhat 7.1 box to be used as a 
firewall.  I have two intel ethernet pro 100 network cards.  All 
connections to the cards work after installation...I can ping outside the 
machine and so on.  I then try to recompile the kernel with a make config 
and change three things...

IP:  multicasting -> from Y to N
IP:  advanced route -> from N to Y
IP:  TCP syncookie support -> from N to Y

I leave all the other settings the same.  I then finish and do a 
make dep
make clean
make bzlilo
make modules
make modules_install
init 6

When machines comes back up eth0 and eth1 don't work any longer.  I check 
logs and find that /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/net/eepro100.o 
cannot be found.  I do a directory listing of that directory and there are 
NO files to be found.  Upon further digging and even changing the three 
settings above back I found that if I have a sample eepro100.o file in the 
above directory it will remain there until I run the make modules_install 
command upon which the directory contents are emptied.  I am planning on 
re-installing again and see if I can trace down some errors and exactly 
what is installed and what is done to the T.

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install OS with bare bones installation plus a minute handful of 
applications.
2. Recompile kernel with make config...make dep;make clean;make 
bzlilo;make modules;make modules_install;init 6
3. 
	

Actual Results:  I believe after the make modules_install it wipes out 
the /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/net by deleting all files 
contained in it.  Thus insmod fails when booting up because it cannot find 
module file.

Expected Results:  Modules should have stayed put.  I did double check 
when going through compilation steps that the eepro100 was set to 
Y...Can't get network cards working without totally reinstalling.  Then, I 
can't tune the kernel without losing network cards again.  :)

Additional info:

Will try to get more information on Tuesday...

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-28 09:09:53 UTC
"eepro100 was set to  Y" -> this will NOT give you a module!
It will build the driver into the kernel instead.

If you make it "M" then it will generate a module.

Also, which file out of "configs/" did you pick, or did you do the entire
configuration yourself ?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-06-04 20:28:02 UTC
Created attachment 20253 [details]
Output of make config command

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-06-04 20:32:30 UTC
Created attachment 20254 [details]
Output of make dep command

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-06-04 20:33:59 UTC
Created attachment 20255 [details]
Output of make clean command

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2001-06-04 20:37:15 UTC
Created attachment 20256 [details]
Output of make bzlilo command (Notice the errors at the end of file)

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2001-06-04 20:39:18 UTC
Created attachment 20257 [details]
Output of make modules command (more errors at end of file)

Comment 7 Need Real Name 2001-06-04 20:45:12 UTC
Created attachment 20258 [details]
Output of make modules_install command (errors at end of file output)

Comment 8 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-04 20:51:47 UTC
random.c: In function `random_read':
random.c:1500: Internal compiler error in flow_depth_first_order_compute, at
flow.c:7421
Please submit a full bug report.

is a gcc bug.

And you forgot to use "make mrproper" as your first command.


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