Bug 70146 - Kernel fails to compile with certain options
Kernel fails to compile with certain options
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-07-30 14:52 EDT by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-30 15:54:55 EDT
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-07-30 14:52:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I use kernel-source-2.4.18-7.80 and selecting the options I want. Then try to
compile the kernel modules it will gives tens of pages of error messages about
invalid syntax in lots of headers. One option when set to a module that I know
causes with is the dummy network driver. I also noticed it did this on
scsiglue.c that was a part of another option.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kernel-source-2.4.18-7.80
2. cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-7.80
3. make menuconfig
4. Make sure the dummy network driver is set to compile as a module
5. Save settings
6. make dep clean modules

Actual Results:  Tons of errors

Expected Results:  Modules to compile

Additional info:
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2002-07-30 15:42:11 EDT
With RH kernels, you need to start with "make mrproper" since at least 7.2
Comment 2 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-07-30 15:54:50 EDT
Tried that, didn't help.
Comment 3 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-08-07 01:18:54 EDT
make mrproper does seems to work if you use if before you do anything else.
If you compile first, get errors, and then make mrproper it seems the first make
mrproper doesn't do a complete job and so a second make mrproper is required.

So always make mrproper before doing anything else.

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