Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50882
Kernel does not load code for ecc.c when compiled in statically instead of as a module
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
When compiling a 2.4.6-3.1 kernel from source and choosing to include ECC
support (drivers/char/ecc.c) as a statically linked in portion of code
instead of a module the code never seems to load. I checked the file ecc.c
and it looks like it only has init/remove code that compiles if it is a
module. I would really like to use this section of code and try it out but
don't really like modules. Will this be fixed any time soon?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile kernel with ecc as an actual part of the kernel
2. Boot up
3. Watch the driver not work
Actual Results: Driver does not load, no kernel messages at boot, no /proc
file is created.
Expected Results: Driver should work as a static section of code and still
output kernel messages at boot time and create its files under /proc
Yes this is a bug, I'll fix it on monday. Thanks for reporting
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.
Was this fixed Arjan ?
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