Bug 67900 - Can't compile e1000 driver into the kernel
Can't compile e1000 driver into the kernel
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
8.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-07-03 20:22 EDT by Samuel Flory
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-10 19:42:26 EST
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Description Samuel Flory 2002-07-03 20:22:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
I get this error attempting to compile the e1000 driver into the kernel.

ld -m elf_i386  -r -o net.o 3c59x.o mii.o eepro100.o acenic.o e1000/e1000.o
Space.o setup.o net_init.o loopback.o auto_irq.o
ld: cannot open e1000/e1000.o: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [net.o] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/stuff/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/drivers/net'
make[2]: *** [first_rule] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/stuff/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/drivers/net'
make[1]: *** [_subdir_net] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/stuff/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/drivers'
make: *** [_dir_drivers] Error 2


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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.make mrproper
2.confiure E1000 to compile directly into the kernel.
3.make dep clean bzImage
	

Additional info:
Comment 1 Samuel Flory 2002-07-05 13:59:55 EDT
Same issue with the e100 driver.

ld: cannot open e100/e100.o: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [net.o] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/stuff/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/drivers/net'
make[2]: *** [first_rule] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/stuff/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/drivers/net'
make[1]: *** [_subdir_net] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/stuff/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/drivers'
make: *** [_dir_drivers] Error 2


Are these 2 drivers intended to not be compiled into the kernel?  If so then you
shouldn't be able to select y.  Lack of a e1000 driver that can be built into
the kernel with make netbooting imposible with some newer boards.
Comment 2 Samuel Flory 2003-03-10 19:42:26 EST
Works for me is newer kernels

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