Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54852
Tulip will not compile as a built-in in kernel-2.4.9-6
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
When selecting DECchip Tulip(dc21x4x) PCI support to be included in the
kernel, rather than as a module, the kernel fails to compile.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kernel-source-2.4.9-6.i386.rpm
2. Execute `make mrproper' in /usr/src/linux-2.4.9-6
3. Execute `make menuconfig'
4. Select `Load an Alternate Configuration File'
5. Select configs/kernel-2.4.9-i686.config
6. Select `Network device support -> Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)'
7. Select `DECchip Tulip (dc21x4x) PCI support' so that it is included in
8. Exit menuconfig saving the configuration
9. Execute `make dep;make clean;make bzImage'
Actual Results: Linking fails due to conflicts in function names between
tulip and tulip_old.
Expected Results: The compilation should have succeeded.
The error does not occur if you remove tulip_old from TULIP_CONFIG in
net/Makefile but I have been unable, as yet, to test a kernel compiled in
Compiling the kernel with tulip as a module produces, I believe, tulip.o
and tulip_old.o so no linking occurs to cause the error. I prefer to
disable module support in the kernel on secured installations and most of
these systems use Linksys LNE100TX NICs.
I have had the same problem with 2.4.9-31 on rh 7.2, I removed all tulip_old
from the net/Makefile and that made it possible to compile.